[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Kronenwetter 10-27-2008 (Sec. 67-4 of the 2004 Code); amended in its entirety 3-10-2020 by Ord. No. 20-03. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BOW HUNTING
- The act of pursuing wild game during an open season as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with the proper license to do so with traditional bow, compound bow or crossbow equipment.
- DEER DRIVE
- An attempt to move deer, by one or more hunters (drivers) walking together through an area, to another hunter or group of hunters who are prepared to shoot deer that are moved toward them by the drivers.
- Any handgun, long rifle or shotgun that uses gunpowder, black powder or black powder substitute for muzzleloaders in any manner to discharge a projectile.
- The act of pursuing wild game during an open season as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with the proper license to do so.
- 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.
- OTHER WEAPON
- Any paintball gun, pellet gun, airsoft gun, bow and crossbow, but not firearms.
- 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 is considered a dangerous weapon within the scope of this chapter.
- PERMISSION OF THE LANDOWNER
- Written or verbal permission to discharge either firearms or other weapons on the land from the property 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 are limited to 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.
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.
Any projectile discharged from a firearm or other weapon shall not travel beyond the boundary of the parcel from which it is launched.
The discharge of firearms is prohibited within 100 feet of any building or structure devoted to human occupancy without the permission of the landowner or occupant.
The discharge of firearms or other weapons shall only occur on a property for which permission of the landowner has been obtained.
The discharge of firearms is prohibited on any parcel less than five acres.
The discharge of firearms and other weapons on any Village-owned land is prohibited, except lands that are described below with the following regulations:
The Village Yard Site located at 4496 Martin Road (10 acres).
Bull Junior Creek Natural Area and Kronenwetter Wellhead Park (38 acres):
Where hunting on Village-owned land is permitted, the following regulations must be followed.
Any cutting of trees, brush, lanes, or trails is prohibited.
The conducting of deer drives is prohibited.
Permanent tree stands, permanent ladders or nailed-on or screw-in steps affixed to any tree are prohibited.
Hunters who harvest deer or large animals are to clean up all entrails and remove them along with the carcass from the property.
Private property boundaries must not be crossed in order to pursue or retrieve game without the permission of the landowner.
Bow hunting is prohibited within 50 yards of any building or structure devoted to human occupancy without the permission of the landowner or occupant.
Target practice with any firearm or the establishment of any outdoor practice range for any firearm is permitted only as follows:
On a parcel having an area of five or more acres. Minimum parcel size may be reduced with site plan approval.
Under conditions where the projectile used will not leave the parcel upon which the range is located.
If the target center or bull's-eye is less than four feet above the ground.
Any practice range that existed on July 16, 2013, may continue to operate as a practice range at that location notwithstanding any expansion of, or enhancement or improvement to, the practice range in accordance with § 895.527, Wis. Stats.
Target practice with any other weapon or the establishment of any practice range for other weapons is permitted only as follows:
On a parcel having an area of 20,000 square feet or larger.
Where the target has a backstop constructed of such material so as to ensure that the projectile shall come to a complete stop after penetrating the target.
Under conditions where the projectile used will not leave the parcel upon which the weapon is discharged.
The target center or bull's-eye shall be less than four feet above the ground.
Discharge of paintball or airsoft guns aimed at another person is permitted only as follows:
On a parcel of five acres or more in area or combination of parcels greater than five acres in which permission of the landowner has been granted. Minimum parcel size may be reduced with site plan approval.
All participants have willingly agreed to participate.
Where all participants have appropriate attire, including head and face protection.
In compliance with any zoning regulations.
The provisions of this chapter relating to firearms and other weapons do not apply to the following:
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.
Indoor shooting ranges with an approved site plan that meet the performance standards of § 520-23J.
The discharge of other weapons inside a building with the permission of the landowner.
For the purposes of this section, a "weapon" shall be defined as 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.
All provisions of Wis. Stats. § 175.60 shall apply to those individuals carrying a concealed weapon in the Village of Kronenwetter.
It shall be unlawful for any person other than a law enforcement officer to enter any building, facility or location open to the public if he or she has been notified as provided in Wis. Stats. § 943.13 not to enter or remain in the building, facility or location while carrying a firearm or with that type of firearm or concealed-weapons location while possessing, carrying or concealing a firearm or weapon, whether with or without a state permit.
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.
Editor's Note: Wis. Stats. § 941.24 was repealed by 2015 Act 149, § 10, effective 2-8-2016.