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On the old site someone had posted info relating that if you were on your own property you could discharge a firearm disregarding the distance in the regs or words to that effect. Does this ring a bell in anyones memory bank?

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"discharge a firearm disregarding the distance"

Not 100% sure but I am quite certain, you would have to be at the safe reg. minimum as required by law...
IE - 400m for rilfe etc..
 

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Asked this question to an enforcement officer.. You can shoot a deer off your front step. The 400 meters does not apply to your own dwelling.

Confirmed.

46(3) The owner or occupant of a dwelling who is authorized
by a licence issued under this Act or the regulations
to hunt, trap or snare may discharge a rim-fire rifle,
centre-fire rifle or a shotgun loaded with ball or slug within
four hundred metres of his or her dwelling if the point of
discharge is more than four hundred metres from any other
dwelling and from any school, playground, athletic field,
dump or place of business.

Also worth noting..

46(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section,
a person who is authorized to hunt, trap or snare by
a licence issued under this Act or the regulations and who
has wounded any wildlife may discharge a firearm for the
purpose of taking that wounded wildlife within any distance
from a dwelling, school, playground, athletic field,
dump or place of business.

SOURCE: http://www.gnb.ca/0062/PDF-acts/f-14-1.pdf
 

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46(3) The owner or occupant of a dwelling who is authorized
by a licence issued under this Act or the regulations
to hunt, trap or snare may discharge a rim-fire rifle,
centre-fire rifle or a shotgun loaded with ball or slug within
four hundred metres of his or her dwelling if the point of
discharge is more than four hundred metres from any other
dwelling and from any school, playground, athletic field,
dump or place of business.

good info ....
 

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Good info, i knew about that distance didnt matter from your own house but didnt know about wounding an animal, always wondered about that
 

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What type of wildlife are you considering shooting, and is it a nuisance or simply hunting? There are other provisdions under the F&W Act that address discharge of guns if it involves coyotes through squirrels and a few feathered creatures.
 

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does anyone know if dnr will still issue you day permits to site in rifles on your own property?
Pretty sure they do, they can also give you a transport permit if you have to drive somewhere or use someone else property
 

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Hey archerynut if your neighbours are more than 100m then you can still tag your buck off your doorstep with your bow
 

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Good to know, this info may come in handy this year!!! I had no idea about this, it will definitly mean a few more acres to hunt than I thought before.
 

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I'm not sure how it works in N.B. but if your neighbors are within the legal distance and you don't have permission wouldn't it be illegal and vice versa if they gave permission ?
 

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I'm not sure how it works in N.B. but if your neighbors are within the legal distance and you don't have permission wouldn't it be illegal and vice versa if they gave permission ?
I would suggest not, I don't think that the neighbor is allowed to sign away that distance since it is essentially a safety issue.
 

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I think you will find that a neighbour can not give you permission to hunt closer than legal distance from his/her dwelling. It only applies to your own.
 

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If you dont tell and he dont tell, how is anyone gonna know? we had this conversation at our hunter safety program someone wanted to know if he could hunt close to his camp if there was another camp beside him but they knew each other. the teacher said its not legal but how is anyone gonna know if neither of you tell.
 

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My Grand Dad always said it's only a secret if your the only one who knows.
 

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I think you will find that a neighbour can not give you permission to hunt closer than legal distance from his/her dwelling. It only applies to your own.
Now can you get around the tape if you rent a room in the houses on both sides of you if they are within the 400 meters ?
 
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