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Hunting in Frisco 

On June 22, 2009 Governor Perry signed into law a new bill that will further restrict the areas in which firearms can be discharged in the City of Frisco and Collin County. 

Beginning on September 1, along with the opening of dove season, hunters who are planning on obtaining property owners’ permission to use their land for hunting purposes must ensure that they are at least 1,000 feet from schools, hospitals, and day care facilities, as well as at least 600 feet from residential housing and multi-family residential complexes.  Additionally, hunters should ensure--as always--that they fire their weapons in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of property tracts.FPD Patch

The Frisco Police Department will continue to work with hunters and landowners to ensure that safe hunting practices are followed.  Residents are urged to contact police if they feel that safe and reasonable distances are not being followed by hunters.  Frisco police officers are confident that voluntary compliance can be achieved through education of the new state law and identification of those areas within the city that may be affected by the new boundaries.

The City of Frisco's Geographic Information Services has provided a MAP of permitted hunting areas in the city that outlines the areas that fall within the boundaries (subject to change) set forth by the law.

For those interested in learning the history of this bill, please visit The State of Texas legislative web site

Regulation of Discharge of Weapon by Certain Municipalities

(a) This section applies only to a municipality located wholly or partly in a county:

(1) with a population of 450,000 or more;

(2) in which all or part of a municipality with a population of one million or more is located; and

(3) that is located adjacent to a county with a population of two million or more.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 229.002, a municipality may not apply a regulation relating to the discharge of firearms or other weapons in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality or in an area annexed by the municipality after September 1, 1981, if the firearm or other weapon is:

(1) a shotgun, air rifle or pistol, BB gun, or bow and arrow discharged:

(A) on a tract of land of 10 acres or more and:

(i) more than 1,000 feet from:

(a) the property line of a public tract of land, generally accessible by the public, that is routinely used for organized sporting or recreational activities or that has permanent recreational facilities or equipment; and

(b) the property line of a school, hospital, or commercial day-care facility;

(ii) more than 600 feet from:

(a) the property line of a residential subdivision; and

(b) the property line of a multifamily residential complex; and

(iii) more than 150 feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property; and

(B) in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of the tract;

(2) a center fire or rim fire rifle or pistol of any caliber discharged:

(A) on a tract of land of 50 acres or more and:

(i) more than 1,000 feet from:

(a) the property line of a public tract of land, generally accessible by the public, that is routinely used for organized sporting or recreational activities or that has permanent recreational facilities or equipment; and

(b) the property line of a school, hospital, or commercial day-care facility;

(ii) more than 600 feet from:

(a) the property line of a residential subdivision; and

(b) the property line of a multifamily residential complex; and

(iii) more than 300 feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property; and

(B) in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of the tract; or

(3) discharged at a sport shooting range, as defined by Section 250.001, in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of a tract of land.

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