Town of Portsmouth, RI
Newport County
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[Adopted 10-14-1969 by Ord. No. 99 (§§ 15-3, 15-5, 15-6 and 15-11 of the 1976 Code)]
[Amended 12-8-1975; 12-8-1986 by Ord. No. 86-12-8]
No person shall hunt, take or kill any wild bird or animal at any time within the Town, provided that nothing herein contained shall prohibit an owner or a tenant of land from hunting and killing wild birds or animals thereon and persons who have the consent, in writing, of the owner or tenant, pursuant to the fish and game laws of the state.
[Added 9-10-1990 by Ord. No. 90-9-10]
A. 
Notwithstanding the fish and game laws of the State of Rhode Island, no person, while hunting or pursuing wild birds or wild animals on the mainland pursuant to this article, shall shoot or discharge any firearm or other deadly weapon within 500 feet of any occupied dwelling, house, residence or other building used in connection therewith without the specific permission of the owner(s) or tenant(s) thereof.
B. 
In the event the fish and game laws of the State of Rhode Island are changed to become more restrictive, then they shall take precedence over this section.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 5-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-5-14C[1]]
No person shall hunt, take or kill any wild bird or animal at any time on the land of another without a written permit from the owner or tenant of said land countersigned by the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police, or a Sergeant of the Police Department of the Town of Portsmouth, or by police authority on Prudence Island, pursuant to the fish and game laws of the State of Rhode Island. A processing fee of $10 shall be payable upon issuance of the permit.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
All permits as required by § 177-5 must be renewed annually and may be revoked for cause by parties issuing same.
The use of rifles, revolvers or pistols within the Town is prohibited, except on ranges for rifle or pistol shooting that meet the requirements of the Police Department.