WHEREAS the City of Rochester, Indiana, through its Common Council, has determined that the health and safety of the residents of Rochester would be served through the enactment of an ordinance regulating the use of archery equipment within the City limits of Rochester.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council of the City of Rochester that §103.04 of the Code of Rochester, Indiana is hereby amended to read as follows (additions to existing code shown in bold):
§130.04 DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS, AIR RIFLES, ARCHERY EQUIPMENT, AND THE LIKE
(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or firearm of any type; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any police officer engaged in the discharge of his duty.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any air rifles, air pistols or revolvers, or any other gun operated by CO2 or other gaseous propellants.
(C) No person shall hunt by the discharge of bows and arrows or use archery devices of any kind except under the following conditions.
All use of bows and arrows and archery equipment shall be in compliance with all state hunting regulations, where applicable.
Discharging of bows is permitted during daylight hours only, except for licensed bow fishing.
All targets must have an adequate backstop or be otherwise shielded by the person's own property to minimize the risk of injury to person or property of others.
No discharging of bows within 25 feet of neighbor's property.
No discharging of bows at targets of more than 75 feet.
Discharging of bows allowed only in rear and side yards.
No discharging of bows in City parks or other public property.
Passed by the Common Council of the City of Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, on this 23rd day of October, 2012.
Rochester Common Council
Presented by me to the Mayor of the City of Rochester on this 23rd day of October, 2012, at the hour of 7:35 o'clock p.m.
Shoda D. Beehler
Clerk-Treasurer, City of Rochester
This Ordinance approved and signed by me on this 23rd day of October, 2012, at the hour of 7:35 o'clock p.m.