CODE OF ETHICS
Members of the Mississippi Hunting Dog Association must abide by federal, state, and local laws at all times, and conduct themselves in a manner that projects a positive image of our sport.
Enjoy our sport in a safe, courteous, and legal manner.
Respect the rights of landowners, non-hunters, and others that do not desire to hunt as we do.
Strive to maintain a positive image and relationships with property owners, legislators, wildlife officials, and the general public.
We must never:
Trespass on private property.
Release dogs in a place or manner that can be expected to infringe on the rights of private property owners.
Hunt from a public road or right-of-way.
Behave in a manner that creates a negative image of hunting dog owners.
Maintaining a positive image is critical to the future of hunting game with dogs. Be a good neighbor. Introduce yourself to neighboring landowners in the area you hunt. (Absentee landowners can be located by referencing property tax records at your county courthouse.) Ask for permission to retrieve your dog should it ever leave the property you are hunting.
If you are unable to call your dog off of property that you do not have permission to enter, you will need to call the landowner and/or local authorities for assistance.