The use of one dog may be used to locate a wounded deer under
the following provisions:
season must be legally open.
The dog must be maintained on a leash at all times and under the control of the
(3) Only weapons legal for
hunting for that season are allowed while tracking with the dog.
(4) No weapons are permitted after legal
(5) If the hunter
chooses to use the services of a handler, then the hunter must accompany the
handler at all times while afield.
(6) The handler may only use one dog which
must be leashed at all times and under the control of the handler. The handler
is not required to possess a hunting license when providing this service to the
(7) If the season requires
hunters to wear daylight fluorescent orange, then the accompanying handler
should also wear daylight fluorescent orange for safety.
(8) If the deer travels off the property
where it was legally shot, it is incumbent upon the hunter to obtain permission
from any and all landowners to cross their property and/or to retrieve the
(9) The hunter shall notify
the appropriate regional office of the Agency before initiating any tracking
effort with a dog. The hunter shall specify the location where the tracking
will occur, including the county and physical address.
(10) Any tracking effort utilizing a dog
shall terminate at midnight, local time.