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Tracking dogs may now be used without a lead in Michigan

Cash, owned by Mike Riepen, president of Michigan Deer Track’n Hounds, stands over a buck he recovered for a Michigan hunter. Newly approved regulations will allow dogs off leash to track wounded deer. (Contributed photo)
The Michigan Natural Resources Commission this month approved new regulations for tracking dogs that will allow them to track wounded game off lead. The change follows months of discussion between the NRC, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, hound hunters, and tracking dog groups.  Michael Riepen, president of Michigan Deer Track’n Dogs, told Michigan Outdoor News the new regulations accomplish two of three major goals the group has pursued for more than four years. 
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