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NY Considering Bill to Clarify Rules for Hunting Dogs

Postby spinster » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:59 am

NY Considering Bill to Clarify Rules for Hunting Dogs

June 8, 2015

The New York Assembly Agriculture Committee is considering a bill tomorrow (Tuesday, June 9) that would make some changes and clarifications to the laws regarding hunting dogs.

Assembly Bill 7220 deals with dogs recovered or seized by local law enforcement for being at-large. Under the provisions of this bill, a hunting dog may be deemed to be under the control of its owner and not be considered to be at-large if all of the following requirements are met:

The dog is wearing a tag, collar or other device that includes the contact information of the owner, trainer or handler;
The owner, handler, or trainer is on a property and released the dog on a property where hunting is permitted; and
The owner, handler or trainer can demonstrate that they have a license to hunt pursuant to the state’s Fish and Wildlife Law.

If it cannot be immediately determined that the owner, handler, or trainer is in compliance with these requirements, then they may be charged with an at-large dog violation.

New York residents and those who participate in hunt trials and other similar events in the state may comment on this legislation by...

Read more: http://www.akc.org/government-relations ... ting-dogs/
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