Can I Use My Dog As A Hunting Dog?

It depends. It is illegal to train your dog for hunting deer or any other wild game in any enclosed area or state park. Additionally, any dog that is participating in the hunting of wildlife in any enclosed area or state park may be killed. In the state of New York it is illegal for deer, skunk or bear to be taken by way of using a hunting dog. It is okay to train your dog as a hunting dog, however, the dog must be trained on artificial animals, and the owner or anyone with the owner will not be permitted to carry a loaded firearm.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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