2011-04-14 / General Stories

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By Victor Gonzales, Lee County Game Warden

April 12, 2011

I received a complaint last week about target shooting and concern for where rounds were landing. It’s not illegal to target shoot on personal property, but it is illegal to discharge a weapon on or across the property line of another without owner’s permission (TPW Code 62.0121.).

The easiest way to remedy this is to take the time and build a proper backstop. Prior to setting up, ask yourself the following question: which direction is the safest where neighbors will not be affected or property damage will not occur? Begin building your backstop with sturdy material and make sure it is wide enough and high enough to accommodate the type of shooting and caliber of weapons being used.

I am currently inspecting businesses and local private property for licenses as required by Parks and Wildlife Code. These licenses may be purchased at all field offices and Parks and Wildlife Headquarters. Visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife website at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us. to ascertain proper license and purchase price prior to engaging in business.

I may be contacted at 979- 540- 0194 ( cell) or victor.gonzales@tpwd.state.tx.us.

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