[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Schuylkill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
On or after the passage of this article, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to hunt, shoot, wound, kill or pursue with intent to kill or wound any deer situate in the Township of Schuylkill with any firearm, except with a shotgun firing a single ball or slug; but nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the hunting of deer in season with bow and arrow, within the Township of Schuylkill.
For the purpose of this article, the fact that a person shall be found in possession of a loaded rifle, pistol or revolver firing a center-fire cartridge during said deer season, either in fields, forests, or public highways situate in the Township of Schuylkill, shall be considered prima facie evidence that said person is hunting deer. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the use of such rifle, pistol, or revolver upon the range of any organized and established sportsman's club situate in the Township of Schuylkill.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, for each offense, be subject to a penalty of not less than $100 or not more than $1,000, to be recovered as penalties are now by law recoverable, and, upon failure of such person or persons to pay said penalty with costs within 10 days of the date of imposition thereof, said person or persons shall be subject to imprisonment in the county prison for a period not exceeding 30 days.