Hunting within city limits

Discussion in 'Questions about MI Hunting/Fishing Law' started by D.mcgill, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. D.mcgill

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    I have a chance to hunt 40 acres within a city that has a hunting ban but state law says I only have to bee 500ft from a building or street. So does local law trump state law?
     
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    If there is an ordinance banning the discharge of firearms/bow&arrow, etc within city limits, I think you are our of luck. Because cities can regulate that regardless of hunting laws.

    Most cities don't ban hunting per-se, they ban the discharge of firearms altogether, (which makes hunting impossible).
     

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    The DNR imposes a 450 ft minimum distance around regularly occupied buildings and dwellings. But each city may pass more stringent law (but not a more lenient one, as I understand it).
     
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    Honkkilla59 Banned

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    Look in the hunting guide and you will see all the cities that have hunting bans , that means any form of weapon!
     
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    In some cities it depends on how the property is zoned. In Battle Creek there is an ordinance agains't hunting within the city limits unless the property is zoned as agricultural.
     
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    They may have a local hunting control issued by the DNR , but there cannot be a city ordinance banning/restricting hunting (specifically).


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    so, who would you call to find out for sure? DNR? City?
     
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    If a city/township has an ordinance that bans types of hunting, then it stands.
     
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    A municipality may enact an ordinance that restricts the use of firearms and/or weapons.

    There are municipalities that have "Local Hunting Controls" that prevent hunting. These are not ordinances issued through the municipality. These are controls through the Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with that governing body. There is a set process for creating a local hunting control.

    If this link works, it will go to the page where they are listed by County.

    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_37141_37701---,00.html

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    I would get a copy of the ordinance as it relates to discharging firearms or using Archery equipment in the particular City or Township in question.


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    Thanks a bunch, I will give a quick call to local PD (Holland) will clarify any anti-projectile ord...
     
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    I would be very surprised if they don't have one.


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    Further in the section above:

    With respect to privately owned agriculturally zoned areas within the City, firearms may be carried or discharged to the extent that such activity is conducted:
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    With due care, caution and circumspection; and
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    In a manner that will not endanger or be likely to endanger persons or property.
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    So Yes, call the PD or City Zoning Dept and see what they say ?
     
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    Definitely. Always call and ask about the particular area in question. Don't forget to request a copy of the ordinance.





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