Dogs may not be used to hunt deer. One clause is it not be dragged out or cruel. If the owner of the dog can be determined, the dog shall be returned to the owner. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Summary: This West Virginia statute states that, except as provided in § 20-2-5j enacted in 2020, no person may permit or use his or her dog to hunt or chase deer. To a certain degree. I don't know where you got it that a dog owner can get in trouble if their dog kills a deer in his backyard. You can't get in trouble if your dog killed a freaking bald eagle in your back yard. I know officers who have shot dogs running deer and then been sued and lost. There's a seperate charge for that. Dog-hunting rights have seriously eroded in Alabama. Back then deer populations, were small. U.S. National Forest Service land in 13 Alabama counties is also closed to dog-hunting. He called the game commission and the people there told them point-blank that if you see a dog chasing deer on your property, not only should you shoot the dog but you have an obligation to do so. (8) It shall be unlawful after killing a deer to fail to immediately complete a deer permit, deer management permit, or landowner deer tag with the hunters name, date, time, and county of kill prior to moving the carcass from the place where it fell or fail to game check your deer prior to moving the carcass from the place it fell. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. United Kingdom. It is illegal to hunt deer with dogs. Of the counties that still allow dog deer hunting, five have established regulations to govern hunting clubs. If you kill or injure a deer, you must make a reasonable effort to retrieve and include the animal in your season limit. A natural resources police officer shall take into possession any dog known to have unlawfully hunted or chased deer. It is also a criminal offence to intend to take, kill, injure deer, or to attempt to do so. That was how you grew your heard. Use of dogs to hunt and recover game. They also told the guy that if you shoot a dog, with or without a collar, you have to … But dog falls under “property” not person, so yes you can destroy your own property so long as it doesn't harm others. Dogs are predators and will chase/kill animals in their territory. It’s also illegal to remove the carcass of a deer, without the consent of the owner or … That is reason why most people have dogs in the country. However, this does not authorize trespass. made it against the law to kill doe deer. The Game and Fish Dept. (I know stuff happens sometimes, but it is generally illegal for a dog to kill a deer unless you were hunting for the deer and it is legal to hunt that way in your state, and you have deer tags) Of the 67 counties in the state, 35 have completely or partially banned dog-hunting. The part about a law enforcement officer being the only person able to kill a dog chasing deer has been law for sure since the 70's. That was true 40 years ago. Hunting of hares with dogs is also illegal. Why it's like that I also can't say, I can come up with many guess but they would be just guesses. Well in most states the deer technically belong to the state and you can be fined for what your dog did. It is illegal to leave or abandon commonly edible portions of game. This section needs additional citations for verification. It is illegal to use the .22 caliber rim-fire as a primary or secondary weapon to take a deer or a bear, or to finish an animal off.