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    Default TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    Hello, this may be a stupid question, but I am new to to Bedford County Pa. I am trying to get an idea if it is legal to target and skeet shoot on my 200 acre farm. Where I am from you can shoot without restriction. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    You would have to check the local ordinances. That is usually where any problems will come up. Call the local township or burough office and ask if there are any ordinances reguarding the discharge of firearms on you're property.

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    Default Re: TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    Quote Originally Posted by AMERICANGUY174 View Post
    Hello, this may be a stupid question, but I am new to to Bedford County Pa. I am trying to get an idea if it is legal to target and skeet shoot on my 200 acre farm. Where I am from you can shoot without restriction. Any help would be appreciated.
    I believe that's a township noise issue, not a county issue. You would be best served calling your local township and asking them if there are restrictions or looking them up on line if available.

    Knowing the Bedford area, I'm willing to bet you can shoot away, but check to be safe!
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    Default Re: TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    around here just abount any place that has 4 acres or more has a shooting bench in ths back yard. if the cops are called they just check the back stop to see if it is safe.

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    Default Re: TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    Call Your town like the others said and ask them if they have a discharge ordnance and get all the details. Some towns require a minimum amount of land and others do not, and some do not allow it at all.

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    Default Re: TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    I bet you can't hit the broadside of a barn, from the inside.
    Rules are written in the stone,
    Break the rules and you get no bones,
    all you get is ridicule, laughter,
    and a trip to the house of pain.

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    Default Re: TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    We always called county dispatch as a courtesy due to our farm being close enough to a town that noise traveled.

    There was no local discharge ordinance, but its pretty handy to work with the locals/state guys as opposed to pissing them off.
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    Default Re: TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    I bet you can't hit the broadside of a barn, from the inside.
    Oh come on now, he did not say his farm was in Texas...
    Skeet is a sport where you are better to hit half of each bird then completely blast one and miss the other completely.

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    Default Re: TARGET SHOOTING ON MY FARM

    Darn....thought this thread was going to be an invitation to come shoot on his farm.


    Heck, 200 acres...he wouldn't notice if we did.

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