§ 130.048  HUNTING WITHIN CITY BOUNDARIES.
   (A)   Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      HUNTING. Pursuing, killing, searching for, shooting at, stalking or lying in wait for any animal or bird, whether or not such animal or bird then is subsequently captured, killed or injured.
      OCCUPIED STRUCTURE. Any building, structure or similar place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons; or utilized by persons for the purpose of carrying on business or other activity therein; or used by persons for the housing of livestock or animals; or used by persons for storage.
   (B)   Offense of hunting within city limits with exceptions. No person shall engage in hunting within the city limits, subject to the following exceptions.
      (1)   A-1, Agricultural Reserve District.
         (a)   Any person in lawful possession and control of real property zoned A-1 Agricultural Reserve District, or any person with the permission of any such possessor may engage in hunting, pursuant to the regulations provided in division (B)(1)(b) below, upon such real property in areas further than 200 yards of any occupied structure in the lawful possession of another. However, those areas zoned A-1 Agricultural Reserve 372 District, within the Nicholson-Ford Nature Area, shall be governed by the provisions of division (B)(2) below.
         (b)   The following regulations shall apply to hunting upon real property zoned A-1 Agricultural Reserve District, except within the Nicholson-Ford Nature Area.
            1.   No rifle, pistol or revolver shall be used for hunting.
            2.   No weapons other than shotguns, utilizing slug ammunition only or bow and arrow shall be used to hunt deer.
      (2)   Nicholson-Ford Nature Area.
         (a)   City-owned area. Any person in possession of a permit issued to the person by the city’s Director of Parks and Recreation may engage in bow hunting only, for deer only, upon real property located within the Nicholson-Ford Nature Area or other properties designated for deer hunting by the city’s Director of Parks and Recreation, owned by the city. No weapon other than bow and arrow shall be used for deer hunting in such area. No game other than deer shall be hunted in such area. However, bow hunting is prohibited within 100 yards of any portion of the bicycle trail, within 100 yards of any portion of the levy and within 100 yards of any occupied structure located upon or outside the area. A permit issued under this division (B)(2)(a) does not entitle the permit holder to hunt in a Deer Management Area, as described in this section.
         (b)   State-owned area. Any person with the permission of an authorized agent of the state may engage in bow hunting only, for deer only, upon real property located within the Nicholson-Ford Nature Area owned by the state. No weapon other than bow and arrow shall be used for deer hunting in such area. No game other than deer shall be hunted in the area. However, bow hunting is prohibited within 100 yards of any portion of the bicycle trail, within 100 yards of any portion of the levy and within 100 yards of any occupied structure located upon or outside the area.
      (3)   Deer Management Area. Any person with a city deer hunting permit and the permission of the owner of the property where hunting will take place within the city’s Deer Management Area, may engage in bow hunting, for deer only, within the allowed area. No game other than deer shall be hunted in the area.
   (C)   Miscellaneous exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to lawfully designated law enforcement personnel and city employees performing official duties in the course of their employment, trappers conducting trapping operations pursuant to an independent contract with the city or employees of the animal rescue league acting within the scope of their employment.
(2013 Code, § 21-31.1)  (Ord. 14409, passed 12-30-1992; Ord. 14575, passed 8-11-1997; Ord. 14787, passed 9-25-2006; Ord. 14854, passed 4-13-2009; Ord. 14970, passed 11-27-2017)  Penalty, see § 130.999