Announcement


Announcement
Firearm Safety / Coyotes
Date Posted
October 4, 2019 11:57 AM
Group
All Neighbors
Importance
Normal
Category
General
Description
Good afternoon Walnut Hills! Please read the below statement from Captain Gerry Hepp with Fishers Police, in regards to firearms and coyotes. "Currently it is legal to discharge a firearm in the City of Fishers. The primary consideration is safety. Firing the weapon my be legal, but the safety of people and property is the challenge. If a person shoots a weapon and it is determined to be unsafe, they could face criminal charges. Coyotes are considered a nuisance animal and DNR frequently gives permission to people that inquire. My recommendation for homeowners is they have a right to protect themselves, their family and property... including pets. If they need to shoot a coyote for their safety, it is permitted if they do it safely. The must be very conscious of what is behind the coyote and how far a bullet can travel. If there is not an immediate threat, they should call our dispatch center and have an officer respond. (317-773-1282). If they have questions, they can contact our Animal Control Officer Randy Kelly kellyr@fishers.in.us or 317-595-3300. Respectfully, Captain Gerry Hepp"