The District has received several comments from residents regarding the safe discharge of firearms on private property within the District. We are interested in understanding how residents of the District of Houston feel about hunting within the municipality.
Currently, the District's Firearm & Weapons Bylaw No. 1052, 2014 prohibits the discharge of a weapon except for:
1. Peace Officers;
2. Bonafide farmers or their designate while engaged in the destruction of predators or the protection of crops acting in accordance with the Farm Practices Protection (Right to Farm) Act on a parcel owned or occupied by the farmer; or
3. Hunters or predator control contractors in compliance with the Wildlife Act while on properties larger than two hectares (5 acres) in size.