Hunters are being asked to stop their dogs from chasing deer this time of year. The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds dog owners that it is illegal and dangerous to allow dogs to run loose and chase deer during the non-hunting season. MNR officers say it’s difficult for deer to run in deep snow or on ice and a deer chased by a dog can be injured, become exhausted, or die. Dog owners are urged to keep their dogs leashed or in enclosures to ensure the safety of both dogs and deer.