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Is there a law or statue stating how far you must be away from a house,structure or marked channel to discharge a firearm when duck hunting? there are some spots i would like to hunt that are legal to hunt just have channels or houses in the area and i would like to know that law if there is one but cant seem to find any informantion about this on the internet

Can I hunt ducks off the end of my dock?
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  • abacofeverabacofever Posts: 377 Officer
    Yes. I believe there is but don't have link. I think, I remember it worded as # of yards from a dwelling ? It is a dumb a$$ feel good law. I think it is only a few years old. might be in the firearm statutes given for concealed carry Lic.
  • floridanativefloridanative Posts: 1,474 Officer
    FS 790.15

    (4) Any person who recreationally discharges a firearm outdoors, including target shooting, in an area that the person knows or reasonably should know is primarily residential in nature and that has a residential density of one or more dwelling units per acre, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This subsection does not apply:
    (a) To a person lawfully defending life or property or performing official duties requiring the discharge of a firearm;
    (b) If, under the circumstances, the discharge does not pose a reasonably foreseeable risk to life, safety, or property; or
    (c) To a person who accidentally discharges a firearm.

    Seems like theres a lot open to interpretation in that statue. I'd ask whoever your neighbors are gonna call.
  • voltmanvoltman Posts: 141 Deckhand
    FS 790.15

    (4) Any person who recreationally discharges a firearm outdoors, including target shooting, in an area that the person knows or reasonably should know is primarily residential in nature and that has a residential density of one or more dwelling units per acre, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This subsection does not apply:
    (a) To a person lawfully defending life or property or performing official duties requiring the discharge of a firearm;
    (b) If, under the circumstances, the discharge does not pose a reasonably foreseeable risk to life, safety, or property; or
    (c) To a person who accidentally discharges a firearm.

    Seems like theres a lot open to interpretation in that statue. I'd ask whoever your neighbors are gonna call.

    so then we can hunt ducks in pine island sound?
  • floridanativefloridanative Posts: 1,474 Officer
    voltman wrote: »
    so then we can hunt ducks in pine island sound?

    Yeah man get after it. No need to even plug your gun or use steel shot since that area is part of a new program to attract the mentally handicapped to the sport. Have fun out there and be safe!
  • voltmanvoltman Posts: 141 Deckhand
    Yeah man get after it. No need to even plug your gun or use steel shot since that area is part of a new program to attract the mentally handicapped to the sport. Have fun out there and be safe!

    oh wow ,pre-tell ,what is the name of the new program?
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