Village of Kronenwetter, WI
Marathon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Kronenwetter 10-27-2008 (Sec. 67-4 of the 2004 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Explosives — See Ch. 285.
Fireworks — See Ch. 303.

§ 298-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIREARM
Any handgun, long rifle or shotgun that uses gunpowder, black powder or black powder substitute for muzzle loaders in any manner to discharge a projectile.
OTHER WEAPON
Any paintball gun, pellet gun, bow and crossbow, but not firearms.
PAINTBALL COURSE OR RANGE
Any area of land intended for the commercial use of paintball guns where individuals can engage each other by shooting a paintball projectile at each other.
PAINTBALL GUN
Any handgun or long rifle designed to discharge projectiles containing a paint or ink-type substance.
PELLET GUN
Any weapon which uses a spring mechanism or compressed air to discharge a projectile and are considered dangerous weapons within the scope of this chapter.
PERMISSION OF THE LANDOWNER
Requires one of the following:
A. 
Presence of an owner of the land who has given consent to undertake a specific action;
B. 
Written permission to discharge either firearms or other weapons on the land, signed by one of the owners of the land which is available to be provided to law enforcement. Written permission is not required for a member of an owner's immediate family who resides with the owner.
PRACTICE RANGE
An area of land designed and designated for use of weapons for target practice where the projectile used will not leave the limits of the property on which the range is established.
TARGET PRACTICE
Utilizing firearms or other weapons to engage and fire at targets.
TARGETS
Inanimate objects made of paper, plastic, vinyl, Styrofoam or any other man-made substance and are designed for use during the act of target practice.

§ 298-2 Prohibited discharge.

A. 
The discharge of firearms and other weapons on or over any public roadway, or within 50 feet of the center of any roadway, is prohibited.
B. 
Any projectile discharged from a firearm or other weapon shall not travel beyond the boundary for the parcel from which it is launched.
C. 
The discharge of firearms and other weapons on any public land is prohibited, except land that is legally described as or identified as the following:
(1) 
The southeast 1/4 of the southeast 1/4 of Section 1, Township 27 North, Range 8 East, Village of Kronenwetter, Marathon County, Wisconsin; known as "Martin Road Yard Waste Site."
(2) 
County forest land known as the "Marathon County Kronenwetter Forest."
(3) 
Land owned by Wausau Papers, Inc.
D. 
The discharge of firearms and use of other weapons is prohibited within 100 yards of any building or structure devoted to human occupancy without the permission of the landowner or occupant.
E. 
Except as provided herein, the discharge of firearms or other weapons is prohibited on any parcel less than five acres.
F. 
The discharge of a firearm or other weapon is prohibited except as set forth in this chapter, state statute, or DNR regulation.
G. 
Target practice with any firearm or the establishment of any practice range for any firearm is permitted only as follows:
(1) 
On a parcel having an area of five or more acres; and
(2) 
Under conditions where the projectile used will not leave the parcel upon which the range is located; and
(3) 
With the permission of the landowner; and
(4) 
If the target center or bulls eye is less than four feet above the ground.
H. 
Target practice with any other weapon or the establishment of any practice range for other weapons is permitted only as follows:
(1) 
On a parcel having an area of 1/2 acre or more; and
(2) 
Where the target has a backstop constructed of such material so as to insure that the projectile shall come to a complete stop after penetrating the target; and
(3) 
Under conditions where the projectile used will not leave the parcel upon which the weapon is discharged; and
(4) 
Only target arrows can be used on practice ranges for a bow and crossbow; and
(5) 
The target center or bulls eye shall be less than four feet above the ground; and
(6) 
Permission of the landowner shall be obtained by the person(s) discharging the weapon.
I. 
Discharge of paintball guns is permitted only as follows:
(1) 
On a parcel of five acres or more in area; and
(2) 
In compliance with any zoning regulations; and
(3) 
Permission of the landowner has been obtained by the person(s) discharging the paintball gun; and
(4) 
Where all participants have appropriate attire, including head and face protection.
J. 
The provisions of this chapter relating to firearms and other weapons do not apply to the following:
[Amended 5-27-2014 by Ord. No. 14-07[1]]
(1) 
Law enforcement personnel, as defined in § 165.85(2)(c), Wis. Stats., when said personnel are performing their official duties or during the conduct of an official training session;
(2) 
Bow hunting within the Village of Kronenwetter corporate limits. Bow hunting within the Village of Kronenwetter corporate limits shall satisfy all of the following requirements:
(a) 
Every person who bow hunts within the Village of Kronenwetter shall:
[1] 
Possess a current valid archery deer hunting license or small game license issued by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources;
[2] 
Secure the permission of the owner of the land where the hunt is to occur;
[3] 
Hunt in a location no less than 100 yards from any building without the express consent of any and all owners of said buildings within that distance, "Building" shall mean a permanent structure used for human occupancy, and includes a manufactured home, as defined in § 101.91(2), Wis. Stats.;
[4] 
Hunt from an elevated position which directs the arrow toward the ground immediately upon release;
[5] 
Hunt only with a bow and arrow or a crossbow and arrow; and
[6] 
Comply with all state and local laws, rules and regulations and the directions set forth in the Deer Management Plan of the Department of Natural Resources.
(b) 
Hunting on Village-owned property is permitted with the following restrictions:
[1] 
Any cutting of trees, brush, lanes, or trails is prohibited;
[2] 
The conducting of deer drives (on foot or motorized) is prohibited;
[3] 
Permanent freestanding or tree stands are prohibited;
[4] 
Permanent ladders or nailed-on or screw-in steps affixed to any tree are prohibited;
[5] 
Portable tree stands and ladders must be removed daily;
[6] 
Hunting in any Village park or on school grounds is strictly prohibited; and
[7] 
Hunters who harvest deer or large animals are to clean up all entrails.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also changed the title of this chapter from "Firearms and Weapons" to "Firearms, Weapons and Bow Hunting."

§ 298-3 Violations and penalties.

The penalty provisions of Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-2, General penalty, of this Code apply to violations of this chapter.

§ 298-4 Carrying concealed weapons.

[Added 12-27-2011 by Ord. No. 11-23]
A. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and the enforcement of this section:
FIREARM
A weapon that acts by force of gunpowder.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Any person employed by the State of Wisconsin, or any political subdivision of this state, for the purpose of detecting and preventing crime and enforcing laws or ordinances and who is authorized to make arrests for violations of the laws or ordinances he or she is employed to enforce.
WEAPON
A handgun, an electronic weapon as defined in Wis. Stats. § 941.295, a knife other than a switchblade under Wis. Stats. § 941.24, or a billy club.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person other than a law enforcement officer to enter any building, facility or location open to the public that is posted as a no-firearms-or-concealed-weapons location while possessing, carrying or concealing a firearm or weapon, whether with or without a state permit.
C. 
Any person who is carrying a concealed weapon shall display his or her license document and photographic identification card to a law enforcement officer upon the request of the law enforcement officer while the law enforcement officer is acting in an official capacity and with lawful authority.
D. 
Any person permitted to carry a concealed weapon shall notify the Department of Justice of any change of address within 30 days. Any person that fails to comply with this requirement and is warned pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 175.60(11)(b)2 shall not carry a concealed weapon within the Village.
E. 
Any person who has his or her permit revoked or suspended pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 175.60(14) shall not carry a concealed weapon within the Village.