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I own 130 acres in a PA township and the nearest house is at least a mile away. On Sat. I bought a new pistol and went to try it out. I set up a target and over the next 1/2 hour shot 50 rounds through it. I ran into the farmer who owns the property next to me yesterday and he told me that I had disturbed the Red Tag hunters that he had on his property Sat. and that they were very angryat me for scaring all the deer away. I told him I was sorry, that I did not know they where there and that I was at least 1000 yards away from his fields and the hunters. He then tried to tell me I was not allowed to target shoot on my property without the Game Commission first inspecting the "range" to see that it was conforming to law. He said I had to dig a pit and make a bulletproof backstop etc. etc. I told him he was full of it and he said "we'll see". I know he is pretty good friends with the WCO. So I am half expecting a visit and even though I believe I am correct I want to be positive. I have looked everywhere I can think of and can not find anything on law pertaining to target shooting on your own private property. Any help would be appreciated.