Reno County Approves Shooting Ban Near River

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ Reno County commissioners have made
public shooting illegal along much of the Arkansas River in the
county.

Tuesday's vote came after a stray bullet believed to be fired
from along the river went through a window and landed near a mother
and her baby last month near Nickerson. No one was injured.

The county will ban shooting within the banks of the Arkansas
River or from public or private property when the target is within
the river banks. A violation would be a misdemeanor punishable by
up to six months in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/IjYLVb ) the ban
exempts law officers who are on duty. During hunting season, those
with a hunting license in areas designated for public hunting also
would be exempt.


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