Hunting dogs, etc.; permission from landowner to retrieve from property. (SB13)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Retrieval of hunting dogs and other animals. Requires a hunter to make a good faith effort to obtain permission from the landowner, his agent, or a person occupying a residence located on the property before entering the property to retrieve his hunting dogs, falcons, hawks, or owls from the property. Read the Bill »


12/04/2013: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


12/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100446D
12/04/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2014Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Watt Abbitt writes:

Tom Garrett must be a idiot to support this with all the hunters in his district.All I can say is ONE TERM TOM.

Berke Schraner writes:

This bill will lead to hunters not being able to capture their hounds in a timely manner. Anyone who hunts with dogs knows that capturing the hounds before they cross busy roads is of up most importance. I can imagine an increase of dead hunting dogs along the roadways. Not to mention how many dogs will have to stay out for days wandering around in bad weather without food. Yep the dead and hungry hunting dog bill. Who elected this guy?