I shoot my 22 in my basement...
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Anybody else from NH know what the rules are for shooting outdoors? I've heard of various folks who live in slightly more rural areas shoot in their backyard all the time. I live in a condo and the association rules do not allow for OC or target shooting/hunting on property. Right on the edge of the property are the power lines that have plenty of trails that hunters use though. Just not sure where you can and can't shoot in "public" space. Seems a lot more sensible to go out in the woods to shoot my 22 than going to the range.
I shoot my 22 in my basement...
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I believe it varies from town to town,some towns better than others.I have shot in a friend`s backyard backed by woods in New Boston with no problem.In Bedford,not within 300 yds of another dwelling,but the neighbors would all freak out,so why bother.Check with the Merrimack Leos?
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I just use my head and shoot at safe places.In the woods out of the city limits are good.Just ask around in your neck of the woods.
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Frequently Asked Questions about New Hampshire Gun Laws | Free State BlogsQ: Where is it legal to shoot?
A: Per state law (RSAs 207:3-a, 207:3-c, and 644:13), you may not shoot across or within 15 feet of a road, or “within 300 feet of a permanently occupied dwelling without permission of the owner or the occupant of the dwelling or from the owner of the land on which the person discharging the firearm or shooting the bow and arrow is situated.”
You also may not discharge a firearm within the “compact part of a town or city,” defined as “the territory within a town or city comprised of the following:
(a) Any nonresidential, commercial building, including, but not limited to, industrial, educational, or medical buildings, plus a perimeter 300 feet wide around all such buildings without permission of the owner.
(b) Any park, playground, or other outdoor public gathering place designated by the legislative body of the city or town.
(c) Any contiguous area containing 6 or more buildings which are used as either part-time or permanent dwellings and the spaces between them where each such building is within 300 feet of at least one of the others, plus a perimeter 300 feet wide around all the buildings in such area.”
Further, it’s just common sense and courtesy to ask permission of the landowner to shoot on private property, even if there is no “permanently occupied dwelling” within 300 feet.
any public land unless posted any private land with permission land must not be" compact area"
300 feet from buildings of land owner of land your on, not abutters of land even if closer than 300 feet 15 feet from roads
all this I got from fish and game, but be nice and warn or ask anyone close and use common sence
I live in a farming area peppered with small towns all over. Twenty years ago there was just one range to shoot at in the next county. It was about 25 miles (round trip) away and they had the super bogus No Rapid Fire rule. No problemo...I shot at gravel pits FREE and rapid fire all I wanted. Now it's all neighborhoods or the roads are gated and locked. The only other range available is about 45-50 miles round trip and they also have the 'No Rapid Fire' Rule. Plus the range fee is around $15+$5 of targets and gas it's kinda pricey for me.
The last decent place I would go shoot at is DNR land that was setup as an Off Road Riding Area. There was a mutual understanding with the off roaders who had a vast area for their activity while the shooters used a small area. In all the years I went there I never heard of an accidental shooting with the off roaders. Unfortunately for me my specific spot was gated and locked for logging and was never reopened for shooters or the quad folks.
Once when I was done shooting I was picking up and bagging my spent shells and ripped up targets when a DNR truck rolled up. He wanted to know what I was doing. I politely told him I always police up my range before I leave so that DNR would not lock the shooters out. He thanked me but we were locked out all the same a few years later.
If the balloon goes up in my lifetime there will be plenty opportunity to get in some range practice at that time.