It's Still Legal to Use a Bow & Arrows in San Angelo


SAN ANGELO, TX –– On Tuesday, the San Angelo City Council finally approved an updated 
version of the local ordinance that regulates archery inside the city limits.

Earlier this month the council was presented an amended ordinance that would have prohibited all archery inside the city limits. The issue came to light after a homeowner found an arrow in their roof and SAPD officers learned they could not enforce a law or ordinance against the person who fired the bow.

Article 8.02 Weapons of the local ordinance maintains "it is unlawful for any person to fire or discharge any air-powered weapon, archery device, firearm or other weapon for any reason, including but not limited to hunting, sporting, target practice or competition within the City."

After receiving pushback from council members and concerned citizens, the council voted to amend the proposed ordinance to ensure all parties reached an agreement.

This led to various interested parties coming together to find a solution that suited everyone.

According to the proposed ordinance, archery devices may be "discharged in a manner so the projectile does not cross the boundary of property owned, leased, or controlled by a person, or with the consent of such a person."

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