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    Default Shotgun shooting on private property.

    Anyone know the regs for discharging firearms in Polk Twp? They aren't available online. Got a new shotgun and I want to break it in but I want to do it legally. FWIW we are zoned rural residential (barely).

    I only plan on using birdshot/target practice shells.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Shotgun shooting on private property.

    Iím in Kunkletown/Polk township Iím Monroe county. I and several of my neighbors shoot all the time. I believe You have to have 100 yards between yourself and your neighbors homes and a natural or well made back stop.

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    Default Re: Shotgun shooting on private property.

    Thanks hodgie, nice to hear from you again. As you can tell, we did end up moving to the area. I thought kunkletown was in Eldred twp? Maybe its split like ours. (Chestnuthill up the road).

    And I hear everyone too, theres someone who must have a cannon close by but not sure where. Not that it bothers me in the least.

    I can find a spot on the property that's 100yds from other residences. I'd be shooting into woods, but I don't know if that's considered a good enough backstop... Ill end up calling the twp office tomorrow unless someone on the forums knows the regs to the letter.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Shotgun shooting on private property.

    Well for anyone interested, i just got off the phone with someone who handles zoning issues.

    he said the township doesn't have any, just apply state law.

    correct me if i'm wrong, but state law basically just says to be safe and the only thing i need to worry about is civil liabilities if i injure someone or destroy property?

    also, most state law just deals with hunting I thought.

    a little confusing, i just don't want any trouble.

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    Default Re: Shotgun shooting on private property.

    When I called my twp they referred me to state game laws.
    Sorry but I'm all out of pity right now, please try later.

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    Default Re: Shotgun shooting on private property.

    are you in polk twp?

    the guy on the phone didn't say anything about state game law, he just said, verbatim, 'no we don't have any ordinances, just follow state law.'

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    Default Re: Shotgun shooting on private property.

    Quote Originally Posted by brm View Post
    are you in polk twp?

    the guy on the phone didn't say anything about state game law, he just said, verbatim, 'no we don't have any ordinances, just follow state law.'
    Far from Polk, I'm in Union twp, Berks county. I also called my local PSP and they didn't have any laws to tell me about. IIRC (my memory is not the best) they were the ones who referred me to twp.
    Sorry but I'm all out of pity right now, please try later.

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    Default Re: Shotgun shooting on private property.

    thanks. yeah, i just got off the phone with PSP (Fern Ridge) and they told me to talk to TWP. i said TWP told me they didn't have any regs.

    she said to look it up online and she didn't know specifics.

    i've been trying to look it up but there are no concrete details, just things like be safe and that there are no regs unless it's hunting/game related...

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    Default Re: Shotgun shooting on private property.

    My high school chum's dad built outside Kunkletown [not sure the township] but the 300 yard range and shooting bench [covered] were finished long before the hose.

    Dad got the City sign crew to make a reflective yellow sign for the driveway...shooting range, sound horn 3x; used to really impress the city folk, lol

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