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Hunting in Arizona: Regulations for Hunting with Dogs

By    |   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 02:13 PM

Hunting with dogs can improve accuracy, help take down more challenging prey, and aid the bonding experience with man's best friend. However, individual states have specific regulations on taking dogs on a hunt. Here are a few rules for hunting with dogs in Arizona.

1. Dogs must be properly licensed, vaccinated, and controlled
If a hunter is taking his dog hunting, it is not necessary that the dog wear an identifying collar, according to the Animal Legal & Historical Center website. This helps with stealth in the field. However, it is only permitted if the dog has up-to-date vaccinations, is properly licensed with the hunter carrying a copy of the license, and is controlled, well-trained, obedient and able to be called off in the field.

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2. Dogs should be well-trained
Dogs can only be useful partners while hunting in Arizona if they have natural instincts to retrieve and have had their pointing instincts well-honed through training, according to the Arizona Game & Fish Department’s video on hunting dogs.

3. Breed matters
It is best to choose a hunting dog with a protective coat, useful for keeping briars off as the dog runs through thorny fields in search of prey. The German wire-hair is highly recommended for its retrieving and pointing instincts, ability to easily be trained, and its coat thickness, ideal for protecting while hunting in Arizona and other dry climates.

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4. Dogs are most useful for bird hunting
Birds may be hard to find in the field, and a hunter without a dog can spend hours tracking birds with no luck. Dogs are able to adapt their hunting tactics to changing paths, weather, and species, making bird hunts much more efficient.

The Arizona Hunting Today forums allow hunters to share advice and answer questions about using dogs while hunting in Arizona.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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Hunting with dogs can improve accuracy, help take down more challenging prey, and aid the bonding experience with man's best friend. However, individual states have specific regulations on taking dogs on a hunt. Here are a few rules for hunting with dogs in Arizona.
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