Township of Byram, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Byram 10-2-1974 as Sec. 6-5 of the Revised General Ordinances of 1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
General penalty — See Ch. 1, § 1-15.
Feeding of wildfowl — See Ch. 87.
Hunting in parks — See Ch. 182.
No person, while engaged in hunting, target shooting, practice shooting or other similar activities within the limits of the Township, shall at any time fire or discharge or cause to be fired or discharged any pistol, shotgun, rifle or other firearm within 300 feet of a dwelling house, barn or other building or any public or private street or highway used by the public generally; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of firearms for the protection of life or property where permitted by law; provided, further, that nothing in this section shall prohibit the discharge of firearms by any person on property occupied by them as an owner or tenant, provided that firearms are not discharged upon or across any public or private street or highway used by the public generally or within 300 feet of any building owned by any other person.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any pistol or rifle range located on a tract of 30 acres or more or any range which has been duly licensed.
[Amended 11-19-1990 by Ord. No. 14-1990; 7-21-2003 by Ord. No. 12-2003]
The entire area of Byram Township known as Forest Lakes, and as shown on a certain map entitled "Map of Forest Lakes,"[1] shall be a bird sanctuary.
Editor's Note: Said map is on file in the Township offices.
Within the bird sanctuary, no person shall trap, shoot, hunt or otherwise molest with intent to kill any wild bird nor take or molest the nest or eggs of any wild bird.
A person convicted in the Municipal Court of violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,250, up to 90 days in prison, or both, which sentence may include community service in the discretion of the Judge.
The governing body may authorize, eliminate or cause to be eliminated any nuisance or menace to the health of the community or to private property from excessive numbers of house sparrows, starlings, feral pigeons, Canada geese, or other birds.