Latham, NY asked in Animal / Dog Law and Land Use & Zoning for New York

Q: I have dogs trespassing on my hunting land. How do I force the owners to restrict this? DEC wont do much, wrote 1 ticket

numerous pictures of the dogs, all over my property. Owners were asked numerous times to tie their dogs up. That didnt work so I had DEC go speak to them and they were given a warning. Didn't work, so DEC went back and issued a ticket. Didn't work, now DEC is telling me they cant do anything but write a ticket. I shouldn't be held hostage on my land, as I'm being told I cant shoot them for chasing deer, I basically have no recourse and its caused me to have a horrible hunting season (worst in the 18 years ive owned the land) and I'm losing patience.

1 Lawyer Answer
Benjamin Z. Katz
Benjamin Z. Katz
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You can sue the owners civilly and also seek a temporary restraining order to get immediate relief pending the outcome of the lawsuit.

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