[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton 3-31-1950 by Ord. No. XIII of the General Village Ordinances (Ch. 24 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Hunting and trapping in any part of the Village are hereby prohibited except with the special permit by the Mayor and/or Board of Trustees, except in connection with the protection of a person's property by the owner or person in charge thereof or with the killing of animals such as deer, rabbits, rats, etc., which are destroying property on the premises. All persons using guns on their own property must, of course, have a proper license for same.
No person shall discharge any fireworks, gunpowder or other explosives or make any bonfires in or upon the streets or the public property of the Village without first obtaining a written permit therefor from the Mayor or Board of Trustees of the Village.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of $250 for any offense, and each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to an act in self-defense or in discharge of official duty, nor shall this chapter be construed to prohibit the discharge of a gun firing blank cartridges in celebration of Independence Day.