Ok, so I live out in the backwoods, and gunfire is common and provided it isn't late at night or early in the morning no one really cares much.
I am aware of the 500 ft rule though and had a question.
My neighbors house is about 250 ft from mine (rough estimate) and his property completely surrounds mine and I only have one acre with the yard, my barn and my garden on it. Every month or so they fire off some rounds by the house towards his woods, no big deal, it doesn't bother me at all.
My question is this, I keep a .22 loaded with shorts by my desk to pop squirrels or grouse or rabbits that might be helping themselves to my garden, shooting on the opposite side of my house and away from his house. If by some odd chance he heard me firing would I be in trouble if he called the cops, and additionally, could I complain about his shooting inside of 500 ft from my house?
Keep in mind I hate kicking hornets nests, I am an easy going guy and pretty likable. I just don't think my neighbor likes me that much. My other neighbor is awesome though, and could care less as long as I don't shoot at his cattle or his house.