New hunting dog rules now in effect

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Please be aware that effective July 1, 2021, all dogs not under physical restraint used for pursuing deer, wild hog, fox, or coyote must be equipped and monitored with devices that allow remote tracking.

Removing, tampering, or otherwise interfering with any collar or tag (including remote tracking or behavior correction devices) of a dog used for hunting without the owner’s permission is prohibited. Violating this rule is a second-degree misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $500.  For more information, contact an FWC regional office.

Next year (July 1, 2022), a corrective device will be required on the collars of hunting dogs used for pursuing deer, wild hog, fox, or coyote. Find more information about rules related to hunting dogs.

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