On October 20, 2019, LaSalle Police Service would like to remind all hunters that hunting on any Sunday is prohibited in the Town of LaSalle.
On October 20th, at approximately 8:00 am, LaSalle Police officers attended Senator Street near the Detroit River for a hunting complaint. The officers located a vessel in the area on the Detroit River which was covered in camouflage and the occupants were in the process of hunting waterfowl. Officers spoke with the hunters and made inquiry’s with reference to proper documentation, licences, and permits as well as where and when they were hunting.
As a result of the investigation both persons were charged for hunting on a Sunday which is prohibited in the Town of LaSalle.
Here is an excerpt from the LaSalle Police Service website:
(There are a number of other laws that must be adhered to before heading out to go hunting and handling firearms. Please do a thorough research before heading out to go hunting.)
Hunting/Discharging of Firearms in the Town of LaSalle
With hunting season approaching, the LaSalle Police Service would like to remind everyone that Town of LaSalle prohibits the Discharging of any Firearms within the Municipality.
Town of LaSalle By-law # 5304 states that no person shall discharge any gun or other firearm, air-gun, spring gun, cross bow, long-bow, or any class or type thereof within the limits of the Town of LaSalle. The only exemptions are Fighting Island and on the Detroit River ONLY when hunters are shooting away from land towards the water. There is no specific distance from the shoreline that an individual has to be while hunting; however in the spirit of safety, no firearm should be discharged towards the shore line. Hunters are also reminded to be extra vigilant in watching for boaters and fishermen who also enjoy our waterways.
Hunters should also be aware that there is NO SUNDAY HUNTING ANYWHERE IN THE TOWN OF LASALLE. Ontario Regulation 665/98 – $150.00 fine.
Hunters also have an ethical and legal obligation of utilizing their firearms in a safe manner. If the firearm is utilized in an unsafe or careless manner, charges under the Criminal Code may also be considered in addition to, or as an alternative to the Town of LaSalle By-law # 5304.
Every person who contravenes any provisions of this By-law is guilty of an offence and shall, upon conviction, be liable to a fine of up to $5,000.00..