Got in a discussion with the FIL about shooting in the backyard out in the country.
He claims that La law states that you must be 500 feet from an inhabited dwelling. My dad has a shooting range in his backyard that is less than that from the nearest neighbor. The sherrif's dept has been out before and told him as long as it's not in a residential area, feel free to shoot all you want.
ultimatley depends upon what inhabitants of said dwelling think of shooting range. If they don't call with a problem there likely won't be one. Sherifs don't just show up out of the blue in the country.
I think the thing that he is thinking about would be 100ft away from a road. It is either that or 500ft. Cities have their own rules about discharging a firearm. In unincorporated areas, it is a free-for-all.