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Rule 1501:47-4-03 | Domestic animals.


(A) While on scenic river lands, any person who is the owner or handler of a companion animal or pet must keep the animal in hand or otherwise under direct control and ensure that the animal is within an area where companion animals and pets are permitted.

(1) If the disposition of any companion animal or pet evokes fear or audibly disrupts the permitted activities of other persons, the owner or handler may be directed to remove the animal.

(2) In the event that a companion animal or pet defecates upon scenic river land, the owner or handler shall collect the animal's excrement and remove it from the area.

(B) Domestic animals may access scenic river lands outside of designated companion animal and pet areas if the following conditions apply:

(1) The domestic animal is a dog or other trained service animal as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (28 C.F.R. part 35, subpart A, 35.104 ) utilized for the safety of blind, deaf, mobility or emotionally impaired persons.

(2) The domestic animal is a hunting dog being utilized during lawful hunts in accordance with the rules of this chapter.

(3) The domestic animal is a hunting dog that has crossed onto scenic rivers lands while engaged in the chase of a game animal during a legal hunt, provided that the owner or handler of the hunting dog immediately retrieves the animal without carrying a weapon or other hunting device and leaves the area in a manner not causing injury or damage to the lands, flora, or fauna.

(C) No person shall ride, drive, lead, or keep a saddle horse or other animal used for locomotion on any scenic river lands except on roadways or driveways provided for motor vehicles.

No horse or other animal shall be hitched to any tree, shrub, or structure in any manner other than an approved hitching post provided in or adjacent to a parking area.

(D) No person shall herd, graze, drive or permit to run at large upon any scenic river land, any animal including but not limited to cattle, horses, mules, donkeys, goats, swine, sheep, or fowl except as provided in paragraphs (A), (B), and (C) of this rule.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1546.04
Amplifies: 1546.02, 1546.04, 1547.81
Five Year Review Date: 1/30/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 9/20/2010