Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated Code of West Virginia. Chapter 20. Natural Resources. Article 2. Wildlife Resources. Part I. Wildlife Management. § 20-2-16. Dogs chasing deer

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Primary Citation:  W. Va. Code, § 20-2-16 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2020 Alternate Citation:  WV ST § 20-2-16 Date Adopted:  1939 Historical: 
Summary: This West Virginia statute states that, except as provided in § 20-2-5j enacted in 2020, no person may permit or use his or her dog to hunt or chase deer. A natural resources police officer shall take into possession any dog known to have unlawfully hunted or chased deer. If the owner of the dog can be determined, the dog shall be returned to the owner. If the owner of the dog cannot be determined, the natural resources police officer shall deliver the dog to the appropriate county humane officer or facility consistent with the provisions of this code.

Except as provided in § 20-2-5j of this code, no person may permit or use his or her dog to hunt or chase deer. A natural resources police officer shall take into possession any dog known to have unlawfully hunted or chased deer. If the owner of the dog can be determined, the dog shall be returned to the owner. If the owner of the dog cannot be determined, the natural resources police officer shall deliver the dog to the appropriate county humane officer or facility consistent with the provisions of this code.

Credits
Acts 1939, c. 64; Acts 1945, c. 69; Acts 1961, c. 133; Acts 1967, c. 105; Acts 2010, 1st Ex. Sess., c. 15, eff. May 16, 2010; Acts 2020, c. 236, eff. June 5, 2020.

 

 

 

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