Dog training grounds are areas, approved by the Division of Wildlife, available for the year-round training of hunting dogs. Dog training grounds may not (1) exceed 50 acres in size, (2) be established within the boundaries of a licensed shooting preserve, or (3) be established within 1500 feet of a preserve’s perimeter (except by the operator of the preserve). Dog Training Grounds Permits are issued annually, they are $75 dollars for the first time buyer (includes 200 bird leg bands, an applicator and 25 boundary signs). Each year after, the permit is free if it is renewed by April 30 of each year. Applications submitted after April 30 are treated as a new application.