On June 22, 2009 Governor Perry signed into law a new bill that will further restrict the areas in which firearms can be discharged in the City of Frisco and Collin County.
Beginning on September 1, along with the opening of dove season, hunters who are planning on obtaining property owners’ permission to use their land for hunting purposes must ensure that they are at least 1,000 feet from schools, hospitals, and day care facilities, as well as at least 600 feet from residential housing and multi-family residential complexes. Additionally, hunters should ensure--as always--that they fire their weapons in a manner not reasonably expected to cause a projectile to cross the boundary of property tracts.
The Frisco Police Department will continue to work with hunters and landowners to ensure that safe hunting practices are followed. Residents are urged tocontact policeif they feel that safe and reasonable distances are not being followed by hunters. Frisco police officers are confident that voluntary compliance can be achieved through education of the new state law and identification of those areas within the city that may be affected by the new boundaries.
Permitted Hunting Areas
The City of Frisco's Geographic Information Serviceshas provided a MAPof permitted hunting areas in the city that outlines the areas that fall within the boundaries (subject to change) set forth by the law.