Archery could soon be legally practised in Penticton

Archery could soon be a legal actiivity in Penticton as a bylaw to allow bow and arrow use in the city moves toward adoption.
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PENTICTON - Penticton city council could make using a bow and arrow within city limits legal next month.

Council meets August 4 to vote on a new bylaw covering the weapon.

The move to exclude a bow and arrow from the city’s current firearms bylaw began April 20 this year when a delegation approached council to have the items exempt from the bylaw, because it made the practice of archery an illegal activity.

They noted the sport was part of the B.C. Winter Games being hosted in Penticton next year and the exiting bylaw would require all competitors to apply for a permit to compete.

The bylaw proposed by city staff allows for controlled use of bows and arrows in the city.

The legislation will be restricted to draw bows only, with the sport to be conducted only in facilities designed for the purpose.

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