Monday , 21 August 2017

Dove Hunting Season Begins This Weekend; MPD Lists Regulations

mckinney logoThe start of dove hunting season on Sunday, Sept. 1, means shots could be heard inside city limits. A map on the McKinney Police Department website shows properties that are permissible to hunt. All hunters should have a Texas Hunting License with a Migratory Bird Stamp.

State laws restrict hunting to more than 1,000 feet from the property line of a public tract of land or of a school, hospital or commercial day-care facility. However, a bow and arrow, BB gun, air rifle or pistol, or shotgun may be discharged if it is done on a piece of property at least ten acres in size, at least 150 feet from a residence or occupied building, and in a safe manner where the projectile does not cross the property line.

The ordinance does not prohibit any peace officer from discharging a firearm in the performance of his duty or any citizen from discharging a firearm when lawfully defending person or property. Violating the ordinance is a misdemeanor.

If you hear a gun shot and are concerned, call the police to report any suspicious activity at 972-547-2700. Always call 9-1-1 in an emergency. The 2013 dove hunting season ends Oct. 23. A second season begins Dec. 20 and ends Jan. 5.

Check Also

drone

City of McKinney to Host Free Drone Seminar

McKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 13, 2016) – If you were one of the many people to ...

Montres Pas Cher Montres Pas Cher Imitacion de relojes Rolex baratos espa?a Rolex Replica Imitazione Di Orologi Maurice Lacroix Imitazione Di Orologi Longines
sitemap