§ 131.53  RESTRICTION ON USE OF BOW AND ARROW.
   (A)   The shooting or discharge of bow and arrow within the city is hereby prohibited except in any of the following circumstances:
      (1)   While hunting or engaged in target practice in that geographic portion of the city designated on the map attached to Ordinance 551 as the area available for hunting or target practice, subject to the conditions hereafter set forth;
      (2)   While engaged in target practice within an enclosed structure;
      (3)   While engaged in target practice at a posted and designated archery range in a city park;
      (4)   While engaged in target practice on a school grounds as part of an instructional course or supervised recreational activity and only with the permission of the school or college; or
      (5)   While engaged in target practice at a licensed commercial archery range.
   (B)   Provided, however the shooting or discharge of a bow and arrow under the circumstances described in division (D) of this section relating to hunting or target practice in that geographic portion of the city designated on the map attached, as amended from time to time by the Le Sueur City Council, to the subchapter codified herein shall only occur if the following conditions are met:
      (1)   There shall be no shooting or discharge or any bow and arrow within 500 feet of any structure occupied by human or livestock;
      (2)   There shall be no shooting or discharge of any bow and arrow within 200 feet of any driveway not owned by the person engaged in the shooting or discharge, unless the owner of the driveway consents in writing and files the written consent with the city police department prior to the shooting or discharge;
      (3)   There shall be no shooting or discharge of any bow and arrow within 200 feet of any public street or private roadway;
      (4)   On any individual parcel, only the owners of the parcel, the residents of the parcel and the parents, children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters of the owners or residents and those receiving written permission from the owner may shoot or discharge a bow and arrow on such parcel for hunting or target practice;
      (5)   In those instances stated above, where written permission from the owner is required, the following additional conditions must be met:
         (a)   Prior to any shooting or discharge of a bow and arrow, the person receiving the written permission shall file with the City Police Department the following information in writing: name, address and telephone number of the fee owner and of the persons receiving the permission; the beginning and end dates and times when hunting or target practice is to occur; a general description of the location of the subject parcel; a copy of the written permission received from the fee owner; the license plate number of the vehicle that the person will be driving to the subject parcel; evidence that the person and a valid Minnesota archery license; and
         (b)   The written permission from the fee owner must specifically state the beginning and end dates and times for which permission has been granted.  The person receiving such permission must have the written permission in possession at all times while hunting or target practicing on the subject parcel.  Discharge of the bow and arrow on the subject parcel shall only occur on the dates and times stated on the written permission.  No shooting or discharge of a bow and arrow and no hunting shall occur on the subject parcel if the fee owner revokes the written permission;
      (6)   The person discharging the bow and arrow for hunting purposes must comply with all the laws and regulations of the State of Minnesota relating to hunting; and
      (7)   The Chief of Police of the City of Le Sueur shall receive requests to amend the map attached hereto and shall provide a recommendation to the City Council as to whether the map should or should not be amended.  All relevant factors shall be considered by the City Council in determining whether the amendment should be approved, including the location of the request, the proximity of buildings, both occupied and otherwise, parks, and any other relevant facts regarding the safety and welfare of the public before administratively granting or denying said request.
(Ord. 551, passed 7-27-2015)