Township of Shaler, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Shaler as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 80.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 167.
[Adopted 6-13-1967 by Ord. No. 1141]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOW
Includes any implement which impels with force any arrow or dart.[1]
FIREARM
Includes any rifle, shotgun, revolver, pistol or any implement which impels with force a metal pellet of any kind.
TARGET, SKEET, TRAP AND ARCHERY RANGES
Includes any shooting range where firearms or bows are used and the only object fired upon is inanimate.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 1(c), which contained a definition of "hunting" and which immediately followed this definition, was repealed 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1739.
[Amended 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1739]
The use or discharge of any firearm or bow in the Township within 2,000 feet of any building is hereby prohibited except by duly authorized law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties or by persons in defense of their property.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 3, which dealt with hunting and which immediately followed this section, was repealed 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1739.
It shall be illegal to operate a target, skeet, trap or archery range in the Township except with a permit obtained as follows:
A. 
The person or organization proposing to operate said range shall make written application to the Township for a permit.
B. 
Upon application, the Township shall inspect the range or site selected to determine both the safety of the facilities and adequacy of the supervision provided.
C. 
Upon completion of the inspection, the Township may issue a permit for the use of said range or site.
[Amended 11-15-1988 by Ord. No. 1631]
Any person, firm, corporation or group of individuals found in violation of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before any issuing authority, be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and may be sentenced to a period of incarceration not exceeding 90 days in the Allegheny County Jail. Each incident in violation of this article shall be considered a separate offense and may be punishable as such. This penalty clause shall not preclude the Township from seeking further relief in law or equity in a court of competent jurisdiction in this commonwealth.
[Adopted 5-8-1973 by Ord. No. 1310]
The entire area embraced within the corporate limits of the Township of Shaler be and the same is hereby designated as a bird sanctuary.
It shall be unlawful to trap, hunt, shoot, attempt to shoot or molest in any manner any bird or wild fowl or to rob bird nests or wild fowl nests.
Violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not more that $100 or imprisonment not exceeding 30 days.