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Old 09-22-2012, 11:25 PM   #21
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He says he can legally shoot on his land because he's in a unincorporated part of illinois.
Worse then depending on an LEO's opinion, "a friend said it's legal"...

I got into a discussion with a LEO about shooting on some land my daughter was looking at in the twp that employed him. He quoted the STATE HUNTING law verbatim. I said I'm not hunting, I'm target shooting. He said it didn't matter, that's the law {sigh}... Since she never did buy that property, I didn't have to worry about hiring a 2A attorney to research the local ordinances.
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Can I legally shoot in unincorporated Plainfield ? Anyone ever done it?

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Well when I first went shooting I went to my dad's friend's friend's house and he let me shoot his guns. he only has one acre but his neighbor has 40. He says he can legally shoot on his land because he's in a unincorporated part of illinois.
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Can I legally shoot in unincorporated Plainfield ? Anyone ever done it?
First you have to provide more info than just Illinois. Since I used to live
in Plainfield, I am somewhat familiar with you locale. First, what county do
you live in, call their Sheriff and confirm, do not take my word for fact.

In general, in IL, if you live in a rural setting (by rural I mean not in a town
or sub-division, and not all sub-divisions are incorporated) if you do the
following you will be fine.

First, it is state law that if you are shooting on your property your bullets,
shot, etc. must not leave your property. Either own enough land or
construct a sufficient backstop.

Second have a valid Foid card.

Failure of either will cause you legal misery.

In general, be considerate of your neighbors, shooting after 8AM and before
sunset is considered a good guideline.

Sheriff and Police require a Warrant to come on your property, the DNR does
not, it is not uncommon for the local police or Sheriff to call DNR to
investigate someone shooting.

Back in the early 90's I used to hunt the old RR bed along the east side of
Rt. 30 north of town. Doubt you can do that any more. Being a volunteer
on the PFD helped with the farmers back then.
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...by rural I mean not in a town
or sub-division,
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Well heres the problem, theres a neighbor about 50ft to our left and 50 ft to the right on each side of the house. There's also one behind us but the backyard is around 50 yards and ...
And nothing, what you propose is stupid, unsafe and if you do it you
should end up in jail!!!

No! Do not shoot in your yard; you live in a sub-division!
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Yeah that's what I was thinking lol

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They say there are no stupid questions. But they also say there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

No, I am not saying that you are an idiot. That would be insulting, and I would not do that.

If you have neighbors on all sides that close why are you even asking this question? If I had neighbors that close and one of them was shooting in my direction,,,,,

You're not even twenty yards away from your neighbors. TWENTY YARDS.

Ill say it again. TWENTY FRIGGING YARDS! I could throw a round that far and hurt someone.

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Yes yes I get the point it was a stupid question

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Yes yes I get the point it was a stupid question
I am glad you understand, I will suggest that you look into the ISRA range
near Bonfield great range, reasonably priced for everything you have access
to. 30-40 minutes from downtown Plfd.

http://www.isra.org/range/
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Ok thanks for the advice.

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