Shooting on own property in MI??

Shooting on own property in MI??

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    Shooting on own property in MI??

    Is it legal to shoot on your own property, my parents have 2 acres, that is backed up to a heavily wooded area in Michigan. If i was to put paper targets on stands or maybe get some steel targets, and aim into the woods, obviously away from anyone or anything, Does anyone know if this is legal or not? By the way, I would be shooting, a P22, a 9mm, and a .45


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    It all depends on the county/city/township/zoning regulations.

    In some townships it might me legal, it might not be in others.

    Similarly, if your out in the county and zoned agricultural you'd be good to go, but if your zoned residential forget about it.

    As you are asking specifically about MI, I will addd that to the title.

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    JD about nailed it. No problem as far as the state is concerned, but them townships could nail ya. The agricultural/residential zoning is probably a pretty good guide.
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    I would be walking through the woods to see what's on ALL sides...get to know who the neighbors are...I would still prepare a solid background...into a hill?
    But...2 acres isn't much of a buffer!

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    I would build a backstop out of old railroad ties capable of stopping any rounds i fired,If the 1 in a million chance somebody was walking in the woods and got hit by a round you fired it wouldn't be good
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    You can shoot on state owned land too. Where ever you shoot , use a good backstop. trees/wooded area are not acceptable.
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    and aim into the woods, obviously away from anyone or anything
    Where ever you shoot , use a good backstop. trees/wooded area are not acceptable.
    Right. Aiming into the woods as your backstop means you are violating the rule about knowing your target, backstop, and beyond. This is how hunters sometimes shoot one another in the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I would be walking through the woods to see what's on ALL sides...get to know who the neighbors are...I would still prepare a solid background...into a hill?
    But...2 acres isn't much of a buffer!

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    with a good berm it is, my primary house is on a 3.3 acre lot. I built a berm over 30 years ago, n have to rebuild it with new RR ties. Made a RR tie deep V with RR tie roof, and backed with a lot of dirt, put a big hunk of boiler plate inside at 30 degrees to deflect and keep the wood from being tore up, but this is a pistol only range, with .22 the preferred round, for the high power stuff I go to the farm.
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