Author Topic: Virginia Beach, VA Law Regarding Practicing Archery in Private Property ?  (Read 25 times)


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Hello -  We live in Va Beach, Va.  My son is taking archery through the local Rec Center.   Being a responsible parent and citizen, i've read the ordinances and they appear to allow practice on your private property, when exercising prudent safety as follows:

"It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot with a bow and arrow ... except within an archery range having clearly designated boundaries and a safe area of impact sufficient to prevent personal injury and property damage..."

Here is a link to the ordinance:

I have read all the law around this, and do not see where there is special permit needed for an "archery range".   So, it stand to reason, we can setup an archery range with archery target.. We live on the edge of town and from our backyard have half-mile think forest to the next neighborhood.

If you see different, please advise.

Thx! Fletcher (Frodo9mm)