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Old 02-08-2011, 09:43 PM
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Default House Bill 2089- Retrieval of Hunting Dog

Anyone familiar with HB 2089, which, I understand, would:

Allow anyone to trespass without permission on private land to retrieve a hunting dog if in possesion of a hunting or furharvesting permit.

I am writing to my representative tonight to get an update.
Maynard Reece Byrd
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:00 PM
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please update us with what you find
Old 02-08-2011, 10:10 PM
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In MN you are allowed to go retrieve a unruly or lost dog as long as you leave your gun behind. No weapon. It is not an issue here. Never seems to be a problem. If I have a young dog and it runs off I am going to find my 1,000$ pup. I think it's a good law here and it does not get abused. If you can't take your gun what can you do really. And it states you must immediately leave.

When you think you are smarter than your dog, ask your self who cleans up who's poo.

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Old 02-08-2011, 10:11 PM
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Why would it matter if you had a hunting license or not? What if you were training and the dog went onto private land?

I'm sorry but if my dog crosses onto someone elses land and I need to get it back I'm going to go on in and get it back and deal with the court later. My dog is waaaaay more important than that. But, fortunately I don't have to worry about my labs running off and not coming when called.
Old 02-08-2011, 10:26 PM
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It states that any person in possession of a hunting permit can retrieve wounded game and/or their hunting dog on land posted no hunting/trespassing. In my opinion it would be nice knowing that if you do wound an animal that retrieving it won't get you a ticket. Personally I will chase a wounded bird onto private property if it is within sight and I always leave my gun at the property line. Might not be legal (currently) but its what I see is right. My biggest pet peeve is losing a wounded animal. I try to be as humane as possible.


AN ACT concerning hunting; relating to hunting dogs; permitting owners
to retrieve their dogs from posted land.; amending K.S.A. 2010 Supp.
32-1013 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

Section 1. K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 32-1013 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 32-1013. (a) Any landowner or person in lawful possession of
any land may post such land with signs stating that hunting, trapping or
fishing on such land shall be by written permission only. It is unlawful for
any person to take wildlife on land which is posted as provided in this
subsection, without having in the person's possession the written
permission of the owner or person in lawful possession thereof.
(b) Instead of posting land as provided in subsection (a), any
landowner or person in lawful possession of any land may post such land
by placing identifying purple paint marks on trees or posts around the
area to be posted. Each paint mark shall be a vertical line of at least eight
inches in length and the bottom of the mark shall be no less than three
feet nor more than five feet high. Such paint marks shall be readily visible
to any person approaching the land. Land posted as provided in this
subsection shall be considered to be posted by written permission only as
provided in subsection (a).
(c) A person licensed to hunt or furharvest who is following or
pursuing a wounded animal or such licensed person's hunting dog on
land as provided in this section posted without written permission of the
landowner or person in lawful possession thereof shall not be in violation
of this section while in such pursuit, except that the provisions of this
subsection shall not authorize a person to remain on such land if
instructed to leave by the owner or person in lawful possession of the
land. Any person who fails to leave such land when instructed is subject
to the provisions of subsection (b) of K.S.A. 21-3728, and amendments
(d) Any person convicted of violating provisions of this section shall
be subject to the penalties prescribed in K.S.A. 32-1031, and amendments
thereto, except as provided in K.S.A. 32-1032, and amendments thereto,
relating to big game and wild turkey.

Sec. 2. K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 32-1013 is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

Here's where I found this at.
Old 02-08-2011, 10:27 PM
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:seem more important for guys that run coon dogs or coyote dogs. most upland and waterfowl dogs listen when being called back lol. we've a couple coon thats would run for miles and have to chase them down only to get some angry farmer out behind his house ripping our butts for trespassing till we let him know why were there, then they usually just say well get him and get on ur way, no real problems. but yes please let us know what u find out. never hurts to know the law!
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:54 PM
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I'm not a lawyer, but it sure looks to me like this is now giving anybody with a dog permission to "hunt" anywhere they want. I don't think this is a concept they should try to explain in one sentence. It literally says that it is legal to enter posted land if you are "following" your dog.

Geez, that's my ENTIRE upland hunting strategy.... Let the dog out and follow her and don't bother her unless she is headed onto land that I don't have permission to hunt.

Now apparently I don't even have to bother to stop her from entering somebody else's property because it's legal for me to "follow" her anywhere she goes unless the owner is on site and asks me to leave. No, I definitely don't like the way that is written...

I wish it said something about not bringing a firearm onto posted land while following your dog. And maybe a line that says you need to collect your dog as quickly as possible and leave immediately.
Old 02-08-2011, 11:56 PM
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I anticipated many of you on the forum would be 180 degrees opposed to me on this issue.

Here is the post I made over on

I am a farmer, rancher, hunter, sportsman, pointer owner and landowner near Dodge City, Kansas.

I am opposed to HB 2089. I hunt my GSP with a Garmin Astro and SportDog Shock collar. I do not intend to let my dog enter anyone's property that I do not have permission to hunt and with those electronic devices I have a more than reasonable chance to do that.

Entering a property without permission and landowner knowledge to retrieve a hunting dog, be it a bird dog, coyote hound, coon hound or squirrel dog is encroaching upon the private property rights of the landowner and may raise some ethical and safety issues. Take my property of instance. We manage our property extensively for upland birds, turkey and deer. We are avid bird and deer hunters. The terrain of our property makes it necessary to glass and stalk deer. Especially, during deer season our property is kept very quiet with little if any vehicle traffic. We are in the field before daylight and return after dark and many an observer would never know the land was being hunted, but we are there. First, we will certainly not be very happy if we are putting a stalk on a deer and here comes a hunting dog onto our property and then it is followed by a hunter and or coyote wagon. Second, there could be safety hazards on our property that without communications an unsuspecting person could result in harm to him(her) or the dog.

For years we have had issues with people wanting to get on our land under the guise of "wanton waste". Comments like, "We are on your land because we shot this deer and he(the deer) was walking kinda funny, so we will are here after him." I have known of hunters putting plenty of lead in the air with their BARs at ranges well past their shooting abilities, just hoping a bullet will land somewhere on the deer, thus given them the "right" to pursue the game onto our land under the 'wanton waste' requirements. I think there should be tickets given for 'wanton waste' to those people that are shooting at deer like some 'skyblast' geese at unreasonable distances.

I have seen hunters with dogs throw a rock unto our land to get his birddog to go in and flush a covey of quail or some roosters out.

Again, I am opposed to HB 2089.
Maynard Reece Byrd
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:33 AM
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I don't think anyone is oposed Maynerd. And Kansas CB that's true, it happened more running coon dogs. If a dog was out of sight I would talk to the ajacent owners, If I can find them. Most people understand and want to help you find your dog, every one for the most part loves dogs, and knows what can happen to one lost.

Toad that is just not what happens here with this law at all. If the law would state you can "Not" take your fire arm, what are you hunting.

As KH said, Our Law states you can retrieve legaly harvested animal on private or posted land but must leave if told to leave. Now this only pops up seldom, a bird flys and you drop it just over a fence for example. You double lung a deer and it makes it 30-70- yards on to anothers land and drops. There is the wounded one of coarse, in that case you should comunicate with them, they may let you take your gun for that animal.
This is not Kansas and don't get me wrong I am not telling you Kansas folks how to run your business. Just telling you how it has worked fine here. It has been that way for a long time. Losing a dog is actualy a pretty rare ocasion. Hope you fellas get the laws you all can like, some no one likes.

When you think you are smarter than your dog, ask your self who cleans up who's poo.
Old 02-09-2011, 08:01 AM
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Maynard- I see it as better than what we now have- there are some gray areas- it's not perfect

2009 this farm was pounded- almost every day- only a few had permission- only a few had written permission- nobody had the written permission slips on them- the law didn't state you had to have it with you

same thing this season- some got run off- some got ticketed

landowners post the land- are upset shooters are still getting on- some are getting fed up- but they aren't arround to keep an eye out-

you are right though- vehicles can drive the road- shoot- then let their dog out- seen it quite a few times
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