As hounds under 12 months of age cannot be effectively assessed against the ANKC Breed Standards and legal requirements specified in the Wildlife (Game) Regulations 2012, they cannot be recommended to the GMA for life-time registration. Hounds under 12 months of age may still be used to hunt Sambar Deer however, there is no requirement for them to be assessed against the ANKC Breed Standards and height requirements. In order to use hounds under 12 months of age to hunt Sambar Deer, hunters will need to obtain a written authorisation from the GMA.
Hound owners using hounds under 12 months of age for Sambar Deer hunting must carry the authorisation with them at all times while hunting.
No unregistered hounds or hounds without authorisation from the GMA may be used to hunt Sambar Deer.
All hounds used to hunt Sambar Deer in Victoria must be registered with, or authorised by, the Game Management Authority (GMA).
To transfer ownership of a registered hound from the currently registered owner to another person, the new owner must submit the transfer request. A separate transfer request is required for each hound being transferred.