[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Madison 11-9-1936 by Ord. No. 413 (Art. 29 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances). Section 99-1 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
The discharge or firing of a gun, pistol or firearm of any description at any place within the Borough of Madison less than 450 feet from any dwelling or other building used for human habitation, except for the protection of person or property, is hereby prohibited; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any person, association or corporation who shall obtain permission of the Council of the borough, or such committee or officer of the borough as may be designated by the Borough Council, to discharge or fire a gun, pistol or firearm of any description for sport or recreation.
Hunting with a gun, pistol or firearm of any description by any person upon or over the lands of any other person after being forbidden so to do by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee of such lands, or without the consent of the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee thereof after public notice on the part of the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee thereof forbidding such trespass, is hereby prohibited. Such public notice shall bear the name of said owner, occupant, lessee or licensee and shall be posted conspicuously on the corners of said property and along the roads or highways abutting said property on all boundary lines bordering on adjoining lands and at each point where a stream enters upon or leaves said property.
In any prosecution for the violation of the provisions of § 99-2 hereof, the failure of the defendant to produce a written permit to hunt with a firearm, as aforesaid, upon or over the lands where the violation is charged to have occurred, signed by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee thereof, shall be prima facie proof that he was forbidden so to do by such owner, occupant, lessee or licensee.
[Amended 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 9-70]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or to imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.