[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter: Art. I, 11-22-1967 by Ord. No. 1967:179 as Art. I of Ch. 51 of the 1967 Code; Art. II, 4-22-1970 as Ord. No. 1970:205 (Art. II of Ch. 51 of the 1967 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-22-1967 by Ord. No. 1967:179 as Art. I of Ch. 51 of the 1967 Code]
No person shall at any time hunt for, take, kill or pursue with a gun or any firearm of any kind or character or with bow and arrow any game, wild bird, animal or fowl within the Borough of Closter.
No person shall, for the purpose of hunting, taking or killing any game, wild bird, animal or fowl, discharge any firearm upon or across any state or county highway or any street or road within the Borough of Closter.
No person, except the owner or lessee of the property shall, for the purpose of hunting, taking or killing any bird or animal, discharge a firearm while within three hundred (300) feet of any occupied dwelling in the borough.
No person shall at any time discharge any gun or firearm anywhere in the Borough of Closter for any purpose whatsoever, including target practice. Notwithstanding this provision, target practice may be conducted or otherwise engaged in by persons authorized so to do by the Chief of Police on the premises commonly known as the "Police Pistol Range" and in accordance with the rules and regulations for the use thereof as laid down by the Mayor and Council or the Chief of Police.
Any person who violates any provision of this Article, upon conviction, shall be punished as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Violations and Penalties, of this Code.
[Adopted 4-22-1970 as Ord. No. 1970:205 (Art. II of Ch. 51 of the 1967 Code)]
No person shall at any time set or use a trap of any kind designed or intended to take, hold, capture or kill any bird or animal within the limits of the Borough of Closter, except as specifically permitted by § 116-7.
In order to protect property or health, the owner or tenant of any property within the Borough of Closter may trap birds or animals within any building located on the property of which he or she is the owner or tenant by any means or may trap any bird or animal by means of a cage-type trap commonly called "cage trap," "cage-door trap" or "live trap," designed to capture animals alive.
Whenever a trap, the use of which is prohibited by § 116-6, shall be found within the confines of the Borough of Closter, the same may be confiscated by any police officer of the Borough of Closter or by any New Jersey Fish and Game Warden.