15A NCAC 10H .1206      CARE OF FOXES

(a)  A minimum of one dog‑proof escape den for each 35 acres contained in the controlled fox hunting preserve must be provided and maintained.

(b)  Adequate food, clean water, and cover shall be provided to maintain a viable population of foxes within the controlled fox hunting preserve.

(c)  Since the intent of these rules is to promote a fair chase situation involving a resident population of foxes, the operator should make provisions to acclimate newly introduced foxes to the escape mechanisms located within the pen prior to pursuing the foxes with dogs.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑134; 113‑273(g);

Eff. August 1, 1990.