§ 27-3-16. Hunting with dogs generally; training of hunting dogs.

CODE OF GEORGIA

Title 27. GAME AND FISH

Chapter 3. WILDLIFE GENERALLY

Article 1. HUNTING

Part 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Current through 2019-2020 Chapter 609

§ 27-3-16. Hunting with dogs generally; training of hunting dogs

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his or her possession any firearms, axes, climbers, or other equipment for taking game while training hunting dogs, provided that handguns with blank ammunition or shot cartridges may be used for training hunting dogs, and shotguns with number six shot or smaller shot may be used while training pointing, flushing, and retrieving dogs using pen raised quail and pigeons.
(b) There is no closed season for training hunting dogs, except as otherwise provided.
(c) It shall be unlawful to run deer with dogs, except during the lawful open season for hunting deer with dogs.
(d) It shall be unlawful to take game by any means while training hunting dogs, except during the lawful open seasons for such game; provided, however, that pen raised quail may be taken at any time for training hunting dogs if the dog trainer maintains proof of purchase of pen raised quail.
(e) It shall be unlawful for any person to train hunting dogs on property other than that owned by such person or his immediate family unless such person has a hunting license in his immediate possession.

Cite as OCGA § 27-3-16

History. Amended by 2002 Ga. Laws 825, §2, eff. 7/1/2002.