Columbia, SC asked in Animal / Dog Law for Mississippi

Q: I live in Mississippi. If a dog comes onto my property during deer season to run deer off of it, Is that trespassing?

If no, I want to know why I can not run onto peoples land screaming and raising hell trying to run deer off it into my direction. Once the deer gets to my property, I would then shoot it.

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A: To answer your question, it depends upon whether the owner of the dog actually intended that the dog enter your property.

Shoot the dog, and you may get into more trouble than it's worth.

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