Animal Care and Services
Hunting Dogs

Hunting DogsSussex County, as a rural community, enjoys a rich sporting heritage. These traditions include the use of various breeds of dogs to hunt game, from birds to large mammals. The practice of "pack hunting," the use of a large number of dogs to drive game, is common throughout the county. Seasons for deer and rabbit span from November to February. Hunters may use dogs during seasons where not prohibited. Hours are from one half-hour before sunrise until one half-hour before sunset. When the chase begins on other lands, fox and raccoon hunters may follow their dogs on prohibited lands, and hunters of all other game may go on prohibited lands to retrieve their dogs, but MAY NOT CARRY FIREARMS on their persons or hunt any game while on that property. The use of vehicles to retrieve dogs on prohibited lands shall be allowed only with the permission of the landowner(s).