New law requires hunters to keep dogs off posted property

Maine landowners who do not want hunters and their pet dogs accessing posted house are the supposed beneficiaries of a new regulation scheduled to go into outcome on Aug. 8.

The Civil Trespass with Searching Doggy legislation places the duty on hunting doggy trainers and handlers to make certain the animals do not obtain posted home. Some hunters in Maine hire puppies to go after bears, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons and foxes in the course of the standard seasons for that game.

The regulation does not implement to anybody who makes use of a pet to hunt snowshoe hare, waterfowl, ruffed grouse, woodcock, wild turkey and other species of waterfowl or migratory birds.