§4748. Dogs pursuing deer or moose

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/113/04748
Published: 2015

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Title

10

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Conservation and Development






Chapter

113

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GAME






Subchapter

002
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DEER










 

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4748. Dogs pursuing deer or moose

(a) A dog that

has been found to hunt or pursue deer or moose and whose owner or keeper has

had notice to that effect shall not run at large unaccompanied by the owner or

keeper.

(b) A state game

warden, deputy warden, sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, police officer, or

state police may kill by shooting with firearms, dogs, whether licensed or

unlicensed, when in such close pursuit as to endanger the life of a deer or

moose or found in the act of wounding, maiming, or killing deer or moose.

Provisions of this section shall be subject to limitations set forth in section

4710 of this title. A warden or other person authorized under this subsection

who does not kill a dog under the provisions of this subsection shall if

possible, locate the owner or keeper of the dog and shall issue a warning that

the dog was in violation of this section and each future violation shall result

in the owner or keeper being fined not more than $200.00 nor less than $50.00.

(c) When a

licensed dog is killed pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the game

warden, deputy game warden, sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, police officer,

or state police shall forthwith report the same to the owner of said licensed

dog.

(d) No person shall

have a cause of action against any of the designated wardens, sheriff, deputy

sheriff, constable, police officer, or state police exercising the authority

herein granted. (Added 1961, No. 119, § 1, eff. May 9, 1961; amended 1969, No.

163 (Adj. Sess.), eff. Feb. 4, 1970; 1977, No. 132 (Adj. Sess.); 1979, No. 163

(Adj. Sess.); 1981, No. 63; 1995, No. 1, § 1.)
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