Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-8-1935 by Ord. No. 818A (Ch. 143, Art. I of the 1986 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]

§ 273-1 Hunting restrictions; target practice.

It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, shoot or kill wild birds, animals or game of any kind within the limits of the Township of Union, in the County of Union, or to discharge guns or firearms in the pursuit of wild game or animals in said Township, or to discharge guns or other firearms in said Township in any other manner; provided, however, that the discharge of guns or firearms in target practice may be permitted, if such target practice be carried on in a safe and prudent manner, without annoyance or danger to neighbors or other persons in the municipality. It shall be unlawful to discharge guns or other firearms at target practice, except in such safe and prudent manner, without annoyance or danger to neighbors or other persons in said municipality. The discharge of any firearm within the Township borders shall be prohibited, unless it takes place at a permitted target range.

§ 273-2 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this section.
[Adopted 5-8-1956 by Ord. No. 1658 (Ch. 143, Art. II of the 1986 Code)]

§ 273-3 Use restricted; archery range.

No person shall shoot, discharge or propel any arrow, metal ball, pellet or other projectile by use of any bow, longbow, crossbow, slingshot, spring gun or other similar device within the Township of Union, except upon a properly located and constructed archery range which has been approved as to safety of location and construction by the Township Committee of the Township of Union.

§ 273-4 Use for hunting unlawful.

No person shall hunt any wild birds, animals or game of any kind within the Township of Union, in the County of Union, by the use of any bow, longbow, crossbow, slingshot or other similar device.

§ 273-5 Use by minors.

No minor under the age of 18 years shall shoot, discharge or propel any arrow, metal ball, pellet or other projectile by use of any bow, longbow, crossbow, slingshot, spring gun or other similar device, except upon a properly located, constructed and approved archery range and then only under the immediate supervision of an adult.

§ 273-6 Places of archery or marksmanship restricted.

It shall be unlawful to maintain, operate or conduct in the Township of Union, in the County of Union, any place for archery or similar marksmanship practice or contest, without first presenting an application and receiving a license to operate the same and paying the fee hereinafter prescribed for such license.

§ 273-7 License fee. [1]

The annual fee for the operation of a place for archery or similar marksmanship practice or contest shall be $500.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 273-8 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3998[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).