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Old 12-01-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Archery is not a crime.

Unless it is against the law in the city limits. In my case it is and I know it.
Well an LEO just left my house. I was shooting as I always do into my garage when I hear a blast of the siren so I turn around and guess who is pulled into my driveway. Long story short, I get a good talking to about city law and that some people just don't understand. Turns out someone driving by called in. Lucky for me the LEO that was dispatched is a bow hunter. We talked a while about the season and I turned him on to TBH. He had never heard of this site and was excited to check it out. His advice to me was to be more discreet and have fun.
Could have turned out much worse.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Good thing you don't shoot a Hoyt, you might not have heard the siren and kept shooting. Could have been bad
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #3
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Probably one of those Austin tree hugging hippies called you in. What a shame
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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Now that aint right LOL!
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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Good thing you don't shoot a Hoyt, you might not have heard the siren and kept shooting. Could have been bad
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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The cool thing is I was at full draw and let it fly right before he tooted the siren.
He told me he didn't want to scare me and cause me to flinch.
He was a super nice guy and lives in my hood. Good to know one of the good guys is right around the corner.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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Probably one of those Austin tree hugging hippies called you in. What a shame
I guess it could have been but I do have to remind you that those folks are not strictly confined to Austin. Every major city in Texas has them. They just feel a little safer here.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:46 PM   #8
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I shoot in my backyard overlooking a creek no one knows what I do haha
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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keep austin weird lol
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #10
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Good thing you don't shoot a Hoyt, you might not have heard the siren and kept shooting. Could have been bad
Now thats funny.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #11
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Good thing you don't shoot a Hoyt, you might not have heard the siren and kept shooting. Could have been bad
Yeah prob shooting a Mathews bow and he thought you were some amateur playing with a kids bow, up to no good.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #12
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That's a pretty cool story.



Sucks that some idiot reported you.




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Old 12-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #13
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Good thing you don't shoot a Hoyt, you might not have heard the siren and kept shooting. Could have been bad
Oh wow Sounds like something Nathyn would say
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:02 PM   #14
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Haha
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #15
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It may be against the law in Austin. It is a Class C misdemeanor in San Antonio but I would bet a ticket hasn't been written for it in years. But it just takes some nosy neighbor to demand why the officer didn't issue a citation in violation of the ordinance. Glad common sense prevailed.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #16
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Yeah prob shooting a Mathews bow and he thought you were some amateur playing with a kids bow, up to no good.
Nope I shoot a ninja quiet Martin.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #17
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Till the arrow leaves the boundaries of your property, then it becomes Wanton and Endangerment a Felony.
I shoot in the back yard in the city, since it's not a firearm that's the best they could come up with.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #18
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Just keep it in the back yard and be quiet about it. If you'd neighbors are out shoot some other time. I can shoot 32 yards in my back yard, most subdivisions you can shoot 20 which is all you really need on a regular baisis to keep up form and muscle memory.

Remember alway draw with the bow pointed down and be safe.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #19
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Just keep it in the back yard and be quiet about it. If you'd neighbors are out shoot some other time. I can shoot 32 yards in my back yard, most subdivisions you can shoot 20 which is all you really need on a regular baisis to keep up form and muscle memory.

Remember alway draw with the bow pointed down and be safe.
I hear ya but my back yard is not a safe shot. Every angle has a house close by and I am not going to chance it. I put an arrow through my fence board once and needless to say the arrow kept going. I will continue to shoot into the garage. I have been doing it for years and it is safe. My immediate neighbor bow hunts and the rest are cool. Just a random idjit.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #20
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Till the arrow leaves the boundaries of your property, then it becomes Wanton and Endangerment a Felony.
I shoot in the back yard in the city, since it's not a firearm that's the best they could come up with.
I am curious where felony Wanton Endangerment (or wanton anything) exists in Texas criminal law.

Who is "they" that came up with it if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #21
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Ain't nuthin illegal until you get caught.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #22
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Till the arrow leaves the boundaries of your property, then it becomes Wanton and Endangerment a Felony.
I shoot in the back yard in the city, since it's not a firearm that's the best they could come up with.
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I am curious where felony Wanton Endangerment (or wanton anything) exists in Texas criminal law.

Who is "they" that came up with it if you don't mind me asking?
He is not from around these parts.....he is a pacific ocean island boy!

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Old 12-01-2012, 05:41 PM   #23
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It's illegal to shoot your bow on private property? LAME! I can understand it being illegal in public, but come on man!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #24
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It's illegal to shoot your bow on private property? LAME! I can understand it being illegal in public, but come on man!
Yup. Depends on your city, county, HOA and on and on. No go in Austin but everybody I know does it in a safe manner anyway.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #25
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When I lived in Wells Branch (N. Austin for those not from here), I would stand at the end of my drive way, shoot between my truck and an explorer in the drive way, and into the back of the garage at a target. Had the cops called on me more than once but since I was out of city limits and in the county it wasn't illegal. Cop talked to me one time to make sure I wasn't crazy then we started talking about best place for him to buy a bow. After that he drove by and just waved.

Now I can shoot my bow in my front yard while the school bus passes by and no one cares.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #26
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Good thing you don't shoot a Hoyt, you might not have heard the siren and kept shooting. Could have been bad
Hahaha. Glad it turned out good.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:59 PM   #27
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One of my neighbors, here in Kyle, actually got hauled down to the local police station when someone reported him.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:09 PM   #28
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One of my neighbors, here in Kyle, actually got hauled down to the local police station when someone reported him.
So even Kyle has tree hugging hippies! They are everywhere!
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #29
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Got 'em in Seguin too-

And, archery isn't a crime unless . . . http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article...n_arrow_attack
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #30
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Sticbow is in Oahu
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #31
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Boys just want to have fun with our toys, too bad someone is a idiot.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:22 AM   #32
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Houston,is the same way,but live in the county you can shoot your bow.
I wa shooting one night in my back yard and someone behind me called the cops.he showed up and told me he was called out for gun shots.We laughed,found out he Bow hunted and was having issues with his bow.Got him striagthed out a few days later(the next time he was called out to my place).He also informed the someone that was calling that it was legal for a Bow as long as I was not shooting at anyones house.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:29 AM   #33
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Boys just want to have fun with our toys, too bad someone is a idiot.
A whole bunch of them now days.
That's a shame while he was called out on something stupid someone else's truck got broken into.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:59 AM   #34
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Yeah prob shooting a Mathews bow and he thought you were some amateur playing with a kids bow, up to no good.
hahaha "Now that's funny, right there. I don't care who you are. That's funny, right there."

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