Shooting within Winter Park town limits now permitted |

Shooting within Winter Park town limits now permitted

Sky-Hi News Staff report

Winter Park has followed suit with the town of Fraser in cleaning up the language in the town code in association with the discharge of firearms within or into the town limits.

The new ordinance, which was signed by the council during the Aug. 21 town council meeting, states that an exception to the law concerning the discharge of firearms within town limits will be made for people who are lawfully hunting, target, or recreational shooting on public or private land when it does not endanger adjacent persons or property.

Unlike Fraser, which does not have any property within town limits where it is legal to shoot, Winter Park does have private and public land that can legally be used by hunters and shooters.

The language of the document is identical to that of the town of Fraser, which passed the law July 18.

There is public and private property within the town limits of Winter Park that can legally be used by hunters and other people using firearms for shooting, said Drew Nelson, Winter Park town manager.

“We are just cleaning up some language in the town code,” Nelson said. “As the police department patrols both Winter Park and Fraser, it made sense to align the regulations.”

The ordinance identifies that shooting is not permitted across or within 50 feet of the center line of any public roadway or within 200 yards of any dwelling or structure.

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