[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Toms River 12-9-2008 by Ord. No. 4168-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Firearms and other weapons in parks — See Ch. 383.
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 338, Hunting, adopted 11-27-1973 by Ord. No. 1378 as Ch. 98 of the 1973 Code, as amended.
No person shall, for the purpose of hunting, taking or killing any fowl or animal, discharge a firearm, gun, rifle or bow and arrow, or any device likely to cause injuries to human beings, in any part of this municipality, except the following:
Shore area: those islands known as Little Sedge Island, Marshelder Island, North West Point Island, Middle Sedge Island, Middlesedge Island (also known as Harbor Island or Jones Island), Wilde's Island, Mike's Island, Stooling Point Island.
West of the Garden State Parkway (also known in part as New Jersey State Highway No. 9, Parkway Section 21). Those undeveloped areas of this municipality bounded on the south by Route No. 37 and west by the north branch of the Toms River, on the north by the dividing lines between Toms River Township and Jackson Township and Lakewood Township, and on the east by the Garden State Parkway and that portion known as Route No. 9, Parkway Section 21.
Nothing hereinabove set forth shall be construed to permit hunting and gunning in this municipality in violation of any laws of the State of New Jersey pertaining to fish and game, and more particularly and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no person shall, for the purpose of hunting, taking or gunning any fowl or animals, have in his or her possession while within 450 feet of any occupied dwelling or while within 1,000 feet of a school playground, or shall any person, for the purpose of hunting, taking or killing any fowl or animals, discharge any firearm upon or across any state, county or municipal highway or street in such areas of the municipality where hunting is not otherwise specifically prohibited.
Any person violating a provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $400 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge of Municipal Court before whom such conviction is had.