Required amount of land for shooting?

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    Required amount of land for shooting?

    just wondering if any one could help me out. ive been trying to find out how much land is required to shoot outside city limits in waxhaw, north carolina. if any one knows or can point me in the right direction of where to find out it would be appreciated. thanks for any replies
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    If you can build yourself an EPA approved shooting range, not much at all. My closest range sits on a city lot, in a building with a trap set built into the end of the 25 yard building.
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    You will have to check it out but it has been posted that in some places it's 10 acres. Here in Texas I don't think there is a minimum but it has to be unincorporated (no city taxes) and safe for the neighbors (50 yards in the hunting booklet)

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    Not sure about your area but in Johnston County near me there has been an ongoing battle with some homeowners over shooting on ones property.

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    Msgt/ret brings up a good point. I have property within walking distance of my home where I can legally and safely shoot, but I don't because it abuts our subdivision. The noise would freak people out.

    Again, it would be perfectly legal for me to shoot there, but I chose not to out of courtesy.
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    Back in the '60s, I used to shoot squirrels in my backyard in Charlotte, NC. We were outside city limits at the time, and no one ever called the police. These days? Who knows. All I can suggest is check state statutes and local ordinances. Prudence and common sense are called for regardless.
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    It'd be great to be able to shoot on your own property! One day.

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    Best bet would be to contact the sheriffs office in that county and ask. I've had great responses from them in several areas here in NC. They can tell you if there are any concerns in the area and if they've had any problems in the past for that area.
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    Check NC revised code. In Ohio, a firearm cannot be discharged within 150 yards of a dwelling. In Indiana, it's a 100 yards. A (very) quick search turns up 500 feet in NC, and that's state not local. Google Earth (the app) has a ruler feature I used to map out a small range on a tight little 19-acre property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutkiller View Post
    Check NC revised code. In Ohio, a firearm cannot be discharged within 150 yards of a dwelling. In Indiana, it's a 100 yards. A (very) quick search turns up 500 feet in NC, and that's state not local. Google Earth (the app) has a ruler feature I used to map out a small range on a tight little 19-acre property.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=fire...ient=firefox-a
    Could you share the source of the state limit of 500 feet? The link you provided is to a google search and it'd jhelp if you narrowed it down a bit.
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    I can't help with an answer, but I hope to be in the same hunt one day.

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    Something cool about Florida (or bad I guess depending on who is commenting on it) is that we can shoot on our land, no matter how small, as long as the projectile doesn't leave our property... and that it's done safely. (backstop) Plus we don't have differing city/county etc... laws anymore. One set of gun laws for the whole state.

    (sorry I can't help you with NC)
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    Question My house is in a West Palm Beach Florida , zero lot line, residential development

    So the way I understand this is that I can shoot my 22 and 9mm in my backyard, even though I only have a 1/8 acre and a zero lot line?
    Last edited by gn33415; January 17th, 2013 at 12:02 AM. Reason: smilie

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