The City of Cave Springs recently updated the leash law, to eliminate confusion. The new Ordinance states that Confinement of a dog to the owner’s property, or, when off the owner’s property, to be under control by leash. Hunting dogs, when accompanied by their owner on a hunt, are considered to be under reasonable RESTRAINT, as long as the animal has affixed to it a collar with a hunting tag and a current rabies vaccination tag. Under this circumstance, the owner will not be subject to a fine unless the animal has caused damage.
The hunting dog exemption is, and has been there for several years, because Cave Springs has hunting provisions, limited to agricultural zones, of a size of 40 acres or more with very strict safety specifications for gun type, shot size and distances from property boundaries, roads and structures.