505.19  SHOOTING RANGES.
   (a)   Provided such range is operated in accordance with the requirements set forth below, the owner or owners of land shall have the right to designate such land as a shooting range.  To effect such designation, the owner or owners of such land shall file a designation with the Director of Public Safety and Service, on a form prescribed by the Director.
   (b)   The boundaries of land on which a shooting range is operated shall be clearly defined by posting signs, at intervals of not less than one hundred (100) feet, around the perimeter of such land.  Each such sign must be at least 10" x 14" and must clearly identify the land as a shooting range.
   (c)   No shooting or use of any weapon shall be permitted within six hundred (600) feet of any boundary of the land on which a shooting range is operated.
   (d)   Each shooting range must comply with the rules adopted by the chief of the division of wildlife pursuant to Ohio R.C. 1533.84.
   (e)   As used in this section, “shooting range” means an outdoor facility operated for the purpose of shooting with firearms or archery equipment.
   (f)   This section does not authorize anyone to hunt within or use any weapon on any property without the permission of the owner.
   (g)   This section shall not be construed to permit the use of land in violation of Amherst’s Zoning Code (Title Five of Part Eleven of Amherst’s Codified Ordinances).
(Ord. 04-67.  Passed 7-12-04.)