Canine Big Game Tracking Bill Gains Support
Written by jordanmckamey on February 12, 2019
A bill that would allow hunters to use a blood trailing dog to track big game has the support of local legislators and outdoors groups.
Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, who is the main sponsor of House Bill 73, said he got the idea from a Facebook conversation he had with his former high school classmate.
House Bill 73 places conditions on hunters, including:
Maintaining physical control of the dog at all times by using a leash.
Wearing fluorescent orange or pink.
Attaching a proper coupon to the animal killed under the hunting license.
A dog handler accompanying the licensed hunter that wounded the animal is exempt from the licensing requirements of the bill.
Blake said HB 73 will lead to the opening of dog tracking services in the area.