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Hunting distance from a residence #7536781 06/17/19 11:13 PM
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Anyone know the minimum distance you have to be from a residence while hunting?


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From what I have read a person needs to be 600 feet from property lines and you can not have the bullet cross over property line
To shoot a firearm or bow

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I donít believe there is a State Law concerning the minimum distance from a residence, however, Any projectile fired can not legally cross your property line unless you have permission from the adjacent property owner.
There may be a city or county ordinance that sets a minimum distance.


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Most states give a distance to a dwelling but can be closer with permission of occupants.
Where I hunt in TX we have shot hogs from the deck of the house.

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My uncle used to sit in the recliner watching TV and shoot squirrels out the window during commercials. Does that count as minimum distance?

Re: Hunting distance from a residence [Re: MClark] #7537136 06/18/19 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MClark
Most states give a distance to a dwelling but can be closer with permission of occupants.
Where I hunt in TX we have shot hogs from the deck of the house.

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For private or public property? Far as I know you can shoot anywhere on your property as long as the bullet doesn't cross the property line, baring city limits, and minimum property size restrictions some counties have etc.


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The reason i ask this is i saw a episode of lonestar law, and a hunter got in trouble for hunting too close to a house.
And apparently over this last few months some one has built on the adjacent property, and their house is a little over 100 yards away. It would kind of scare me to hunt the spot since the have youngsters also...

Maybe the county game warden would know. confused2 , or do i want to risk calling him roflmao


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and there are county laws that you need to inquire, example Bastrop county, in plated homes, minimum of 40acers and then there is a minimum (don't remember how much) if you live in non plated area, I know my neighbor lived on 4 acers and could not target shoot with his pistol.


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Originally Posted by MClark
Most states give a distance to a dwelling but can be closer with permission of occupants.
Where I hunt in TX we have shot hogs from the deck of the house.

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For private or public property? Far as I know you can shoot anywhere on your property as long as the bullet doesn't cross the property line, baring city limits, and minimum property size restrictions some counties have etc.


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In the last 20 plus years there has been dozens maybe a hundred deer shot out of the bedroom window of our cabin.


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