Hunting/Discharging of Firearms in the Town of LaSalle
The Lasalle Police Service wishes to issue a reminder regarding the Town of LaSalle’s strict regulations governing the discharge of firearms within its boundaries. According to Bylaw #5304 of the Town of LaSalle, it is explicitly prohibited for any individual to discharge firearms, including but not limited to guns, air guns, spring guns, crossbows, longbows, or any class or type thereof, within the town limits.
There are, however, specific exemptions to this rule, notably for Fighting Island and the Detroit River, where discharge is allowed only when hunters are shooting away from land towards the water. It should be noted that there is no specified distance from the shoreline for hunters, but hunters must be on the water, not on land, to legally engage in hunting within LaSalle. In the interest of safety, no firearm should ever be discharged towards or along the shoreline.
Hunting in LaSalle is generally restricted to waterfowl such as goose and duck for which the seasons open during September and close in January.
Hunters should also be aware that HUNTING ON ANY SUNDAY IS PROHIBITED throughout the Town of Lasalle.
Furthermore, hunters are urged to exercise heightened vigilance and awareness for boaters, and other persons who may also be present and enjoying the waterways.
In addition to adhering to these regulations, hunters bear both ethical and legal responsibilities to use their firearms safely. Any unsafe or careless use of firearms may result in potential charges under the Criminal Code, which could be considered in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, Town of LaSalle Bylaw violations.
Any violation of these bylaws may result in significant consequences, including fines of up to $5,000 upon conviction. Compliance with these regulations is of utmost importance to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents and visitors in the Town of LaSalle.
The Town of LaSalle hunting district is Zone 94A. Additional information on waterfowl seasons can be found here:
For more information, please contact Senior Constable Terry Seguin, Community Liaison Officer at 519-969-5210 ext. 2031.