The dog’s name is Tanne (German for fir tree):
This is illegal in West Virginia. Dogs cannot be used to hunt deer in any way, but the laws are not well-enforced.
The reason why it’s illegal is that deer were nearly wiped out with market hunters using hounds.
I think this something that should be revised. The dogs are not being used to hunt the deer. They are being used to recover wounded game, which is a very ethical thing to do.
We do it with game birds and migratory waterfowl. Why not with deer?