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(a) Hunting means the pursuing, shooting, killing, following after or on the trail of, lying in wait for, shooting at or wounding wild birds or wild quadrupeds while employing any device commonly used to kill or wound wild birds or wild quadrupeds, whether such acts result in such killing or wounding or not. Hunting includes every attempt to kill or wound and every act of assistance of any other person in killing or wounding or attempting to kill or wound wild birds or wild quadrupeds. Hunting does not include the safe extermination of rodents or vermin on one's own property.
(b) Trapping means securing or attempting to secure possession of a wild bird or quadruped by means of setting, placing, drawing, or using any device that is designed to close upon, hold fast, confine, or otherwise capture a wild bird or quadruped whether or not the means results in capture. "Trapping" includes every act of assistance to any other person in capturing wild birds or wild quadrupeds by means of the device whether or not the means results in capture.
(c) No person shall hunt, kill, or attempt to kill any animal or fowl by the use of any means other than the use of a firearm as defined in Ohio R.C. 2923.11, within the corporate limits of the municipality.
(d) No person shall engage in the act of hunting or trapping as defined in subsection (a) and (b) herein, on any City of Stow owned property outside the municipal corporate limits without the permission of the Mayor, or the Mayor's designee in the Stow Police Department, pursuant to Ohio R.C. 1533.17 and completion of the ODNR Wildlife Form for Permission for Hunting, Fishing, or Trapping on Private Land. This form must be carried with the person at all times while engaging in hunting or trapping on municipal owned land and exhibit it upon request to a state wildlife officer, sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer, other law enforcement, owner of the land, or the landowner's agent
(e) No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged any dangerous ordnance as defined in Section 549.01(k) capable of discharging projectiles, bullets or rounds by means of air pressure, spring action, gas, or tension cord, except as prescribed herein.
(f) Whoever violates subsection (e) is guilty of Unlawful Discharge of a Dangerous Ordnance, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Whoever violates subsections (c), or ( d) shall be guilty of Prohibited Hunting, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. 2019-165. Passed 12-30-19.)