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No discharge of weapons, or firearms? If it says firearms you are okay with the bow. If it doesn't clarify, you'll have to check the specific wording of the ordinance. Atleast that is my understanding.
 

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The sign I saw was in Colts Neck, does anyone bow hunt in that town or know if the No Discharge only applies to firearms? I didn't really notice whether or not the sign actually specifically stated either way. Thanks
 

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I personally know a few guys that bowhunt Colts Neck. I'm 99% certain that the discharge of firearms is phohibited... call the pd and ask for the specific wording of the ordinance just to be safe [up]
 

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Some towns (Riverdale, Butler and Wayne)specifically have no hunting laws.
My understanding is only a State(NJ) can state no hunting and that would be state wide, not an individual town. The towns get around it with "no discharge" laws. My understaning of them are, if the clarification between a bow and a gun is not specific than it points to both as a default.
 

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My understanding is only a State(NJ) can state no hunting and that would be state wide, not an individual town. The towns get around it with "no discharge" laws. My understaning of them are, if the clarification between a bow and a gun is not specific than it points to both as a default.
Agreed, that's why some built out towns like the ones mentioned and others do the "no discharge" laws instead. Some allow bows and some are de facto no hunting because they restrict bows as well. Lots of towns have their township laws online and you can check that way. Don't trust anyone, check for yourself and then call and confirm.
 

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some signs you see say"unlawful to discharge weapons within SPECIFIED township limits".you can hunt certain areas,check with your twp.administrator and chief of police.I work for a public works dept and replace these signs when they are stolen,damaged or SHOT(LOL),and i hunt in the township,as well as other people.
 
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