Chapter 9.03


9.03.010    Definitions.

9.03.020    Hunting prohibited.

9.03.030    Penalty for violations.

9.03.010 Definitions.

For all purposes under this chapter, the term “firearm” shall have the same meaning as set forth in RCW 9.41.010(12), as may be amended from time to time.

“Hunting” or “to hunt” means an effort to kill, injure, harass, harvest, or capture an animal or bird. (Ord. 2105 § 2, 2022)

9.03.020 Hunting prohibited.

A. Except for law enforcement officers in the performance of their official powers and duties and individuals in the lawful defense of self or others, it is unlawful to discharge any firearm in any portion of the city of Newport due to the reasonable likelihood that humans, domestic animals, or property will be jeopardized thereby; provided, however, the provisions of this section shall not apply to a properly permitted rifle or pistol firing range.

B. It is unlawful to hunt, or attempt to hunt, any animal or bird on public property within the city of Newport; provided, that this section shall not apply to the following persons or activities:

1. The hunting of animals or birds by law enforcement officers or game department personnel while engaged in the performance of their official duties;

2. The nonlethal or capturing of animals or birds by means designed to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals; and

3. The tracking of wounded animals or birds that have come into Newport city limits while hunting outside Newport city limits with the express permission of the property owner. (Ord. 2105 § 2, 2022)

9.03.030 Penalty for violations.

Any person convicted of a violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with NMC 1.16.010. (Ord. 2105 § 2, 2022)