(a)   The hunting of animals or birds within the territorial limits of the city is regulated. No person shall hunt, kill or attempt to kill any animals or birds by use of firearm, bow and arrow, cross bow or any other means that may endanger the life or safety of persons or cause injury or destruction of property, except as follows:
      (1)   A law enforcement officer or animal warden in discharge of his or her duties;
      (2)   Any person authorized by the Police Chief while participating in a city authorized animal control program;
      (3)   A state licensed nuisance animal trapper or property owner operating under the authority of an Ohio Division of Wildlife Damage Control permit and utilizing trapping in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Police Chief; or
      (4)   Any person participating in a city approved Deer Management Program.
   (b)   No person shall set or maintain any trap within the municipality, except under the authority of the owner or lawful occupant of the premises upon which such trap is set or maintained.
   (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 2002-257, passed 10-18-2004)