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Rural Property Rights
Association of Mississippi

Assuring the peaceful enjoyment of private property

Senator Seymour's hunting tickets

Prentiss County Landowner Law Suit (December 2022)

Georgia Study on Deer Hunting with dogs commissioned by the USFS

USFS Executive Summary, Georgia Dog-Deer Hunting Study (2019)

Evaluating Dog-hunting for White-tailed Deer: Dog Movements, Deer Movements, and the Potential Suitability of National Forest Lands for Dog-hunting in Mississippi [Tasks 1-3] (December 14, 2018)

Task 4: Interview of State Wildlife Agency Personnel to Review the Status of Chagnes in Deer Dog-Hunting across the Southeastern States and Texas (July 2, 2019)

RPRAM's comments on MHDA's critique of the Georgia Dog-Deer Hunting Study (October 30, 2019)

Florida Case

Sanctions hearing against FWC for violating mediation confidentiality (transcript, November 1, 2017)

Denial of motion by SEDHA to intervene (transcript, October 31, 2017)

Temporary restraining order against FWC 9-30-2016

Judge: State must keep deer-dog hunters off private property (, October 10, 2016)

FWCC judicial beat down in ‘deer dog’ case (blog post, October 11, 2016)

The curious case of deer-dog hunting and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (blog post, November 13, 2014)

Incident Report (October 23, 2016)

Mississippi Case

Court order 8/30/2016

Association Papers

2015-2016 Incident Report

Mississippi road hunting study (2015)

2014-2015 Incident Report

Dog-Deer Hunting Articles and Papers

Mason-Dixon Poll of Florida Voters Regarding Their Attitude Towards Hunting Deer with Dogs on Public Land (October 2017)

2016-2017 Deer Hunter Survey Results (April 27, 2017)

Dogfight over deer in Mississippi (The Clarion-Ledger, February 19, 2016)

A Report on Deer Hunting with Dogs (VA DGIF, January 2016)

Seven Signs of the End of Virginia's Dog-Hunting Culture (March 2015)

Some dog-drive deer hunters foresee demise of sport in Lowcountry (The Post and Courier [SC], August 10, 2014)

Recreationists, hunters a dangerous mix near forest trails (Sun Herald, February 9, 2014)

Kisatchie Dog-Deer Hunting Ban Court Ruling (November 27, 2013)

Kisatchie Dog-Deer Hunting Ban Decision Notice (February 29, 2012)

Virginia still hunting club suit dismissed but judge said it appears that dog hunting club was interfering with still hunting club's property rights (February 13, 2015)

Virginia still hunting club sues dog hunting club (February 9, 2015)

The loss of dog hunting (Louisiana Sportsman December 2014)

Florida sued over dog-deer hunting in panhandle (November 12, 2014)

The Dog-Hunting Debate (North American Whitetail, September 22, 2010)

South Carolina DNR Dog Deer Hunting Stakeholders Working Group Final Program Report (November 2008)

Hunting with Hounds in Virginia: A Way Forward (Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, November, 2008)

Tompkins: Hunting deer with dogs is targeted; Commission, Legislature add regulations to halt illegal practice (Houston Chronicle, August 5, 2005)

Private Property Rights vs. the Rights of Public Domain: A Study of the Conflicting Values when Private Property Rights are Abused by Hunters or Fishermen (Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement, August 1996)

The Use of Free-Running Dogs in Sport Hunting of White-Tailed Deer in Florida—A Review of Pertinent Information and Discussion of the Issue (Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, October 1991, DRAFT)

Mississippi road hunting study (1983)



SEAFWA article (Georgia regs) (2007)

Dog-Deer Hunter Shooting Incidents

Westmoreland family's 30-year-old blind pony dies after being shot by a hunter, firing at deer (2015)

Child, adult, horse shot by dog-deer hunter in DeSoto National Forest MS (2009) (blog post)

Trail riders recall shooting (2009)

Dog hunters defend sport after DeSoto National Forest MS shooting (2009)

Child shot by dog-deer hunters in DeSoto Parish, LA (2009)

Texas Dog-Deer Hunting Study Papers

Summary of Four Texas Deer Hunting with Dogs papers (1986, 1987, 1990, 1991) (PDF, 3 p.) (The study results led to the ban of dog-deer hunting in Texas in 1990.)

Texas Deer Dog Study Followup Final (1991) (scanned PDF, 6 p.)

Hunting Deer with Dogs Followup Study (1990) (scanned PDF, 29 p.)

Hunting Deer with Dogs (1987) (scanned PDF, 6 p.)

Hunting Deer with Dogs (1986) (scanned PDF, 19 p.)


Mason-Dixon Poll of Mississsippi Voters Regarding Their Attitude Towards Hunting deer with Dogs on Public Land (December 2017)

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