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slowbowjoe
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Archie, I think you have a good perspective on the issue.

I live in the sticks and it ISN'T an issue, but seeing the whole picture, and setting a good example, is always a good thing.

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Rough Run
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Sage counsel, Archie. My inclinations tend toward the "Don't Tread on Me" direction, and would possibly lead me down the road of a poor decision. If ever confronted with such a situation, I hope I have a clear voice of reason such as you have provided. Well stated.
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I would be proactive with neighbors, bring you bow and a bottle of wine and ask them if they are comfortable with your shooting, explain you do not shoot in their direction etc.
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TxAg
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Sometimes the letter of the law and the spirit of the law are two different things. I'll continue to shoot in my backyard.
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JamesV
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Problem is: most times the laws are not enforced until there is a complaint. Were my friend lives he can shoot his bow in his yard only if the target is against his own house.

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If your city has an ordinance, and you choose to shoot, you are taking the risk of getting the ticket. They won't come out and bother you unless someone complains, so if I were in your shoes, I would feel my neighbors out to see if any would care, or just go find a range to shoot at.

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I live in an incorporated county parcel within the city limits. I've shot archery in my backyard during the 19 years we've lived here. After the ordinance was passed, I discontinued shooting in my backyard. I purchased a membership to a local archery club and drive there daily to shoot.
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Never asked, so I don't really know. Nobody has ever complained, even when I took the shotgun to the fox that was taking my cats. The police have driven by a lot of times when I was shooting the bow in the yard, and they never have said anything.

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Illegal here but, I just do it anyway.
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It's illegal here, but I shoot in my backyard anyway. Both neighbors know I shoot in my backyard and have no problem with it, and I would imagine it's not the kind of violation the police would care about unless someone complains. What that means is that I have to be very careful to make sure that my targets are all well backstopped, and that no arrows ever go into my neighbors backyards or the street. Actually, there have been arrows that have gone into my neighbors' backyards, and they have been very nice about it, but I'm sure there is a limit to how many times that could happen before they stop being nice about it, and I don't want to find out what that limit is. So I have built up my backstops, and never shoot if they are in their backyards, hoping that will never happen again. And when the grandchildren come over, we drive out to the range to shoot. Letting the grandchildren shoot in my backyard is how the last arrow went over the fence.

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quote:
Originally posted by longbow fanatic 1:
I live in an incorporated county parcel within the city limits. I've shot archery in my backyard during the 19 years we've lived here. After the ordinance was passed, I discontinued shooting in my backyard. I purchased a membership to a local archery club and drive there daily to shoot.

That an option. I live 7 miles from an indoor 3D range; the one I usually shoot on all winter.
The problem(s) with that are several:
1) Cost. $10.50/half-hour, $20.00/hr. Not gonna break me, but it does limit shooting to once a week or every couple of weeks, where I used to step out back after dinner and shoot as long as I felt like nearly every night. I could shoot different bows, change up stuff all I wanted.
2) Time. The local range closes at 8 but last sign-in is 7pm. That means rushing; I don't like to rush.
3) Distance. The 3D range is limited to 20 yards. Period.
4) Security. The range is attached to a mall (!!!) so carrying in your tackle requires a TSA-like going over, applying zip-ties to your bow case and arrows, having them removed by the sign in desk, and the same exit strategy on the way out. Like I'm gonna go banzai in a mall with a trad bow... [archer2]
Backyard shooting was more than a hobby; it was my relaxation and my "mental floss". Not sure where to take it from here.

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Graps
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Is it a long drive to some public land ? Like a game area ?
Also do you have a gun range near you ?
They usually don't mind if you shoot Bows on there pistol range . And I'm sure you would shoot black powder guns there , so you could kill two birds with one stone .

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quote:
Originally posted by Graps:
Is it a long drive to some public land ? Like a game area ?
Also do you have a gun range near you ?
They usually don't mind if you shoot Bows on there pistol range . And I'm sure you would shoot black powder guns there , so you could kill two birds with one stone .

Remember, Dale..I'm from the Land O' Lincoln (rhymes with "What was I thinkin'!??")Nearest BP/outdoor archery range is 45 minutes to an hour away...in WI...$30.00 for the day. It could be done, yes. But not like stepping out the back door.

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quote:
Originally posted by Captain*Kirk:
quote:
Originally posted by Graps:
Is it a long drive to some public land ? Like a game area ?
Also do you have a gun range near you ?
They usually don't mind if you shoot Bows on there pistol range . And I'm sure you would shoot black powder guns there , so you could kill two birds with one stone .

Remember, Dale..I'm from the Land O' Lincoln (rhymes with "What was I thinkin'!??")Nearest BP/outdoor archery range is 45 minutes to an hour away...in WI...$30.00 for the day. It could be done, yes. But not like stepping out the back door.
How close to Rockford, IL are you?
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Al Dean
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Same here but the schools have archery out doors. I have had police in yard to tell me to stop. I told them to snap their gun in the holster if they wanted to talk to me. Yes I was a jerk to them, shame on me. I still shoot in back yard but not when people are around. My yard is 100 yards deep with tracks at back. Welcome to life.

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