What is Dog the Bounty Hunting Doing Now in 2017?
By Morgan Sennhauser
Since leaving CMT in the fall of last year, Duane Chapman and his wife Beth have been making headlines for their involvement lobbying against bail agent reform. Beth Chapman was elected to serve as the president of National Bail Bonds Association.
From there, the Chapmans worked to help end proposed legislation in Idaho. The bill would have prevented bail agents from wearing badges, and from keeping any bounty hunter without an Idaho-issued concealed carry permit from bounty hunting in the state. Duane Chapman, unable to own a firearm because of his felony conviction, objected most strongly to those facets of the legislation. In part, his appeal was that the law would encourage bail agents to rely more heavily on firearms, which he views as unnecessary.
It looks like Dog the Bounty Hunter, as a reality TV star, may be finished. But with his wife now the president of the National Bail Bonds Association, it doesn’t seem like Duane Chapman will be pulling back from the spotlight in 2017. It’s likely he will continue to act as a lobbyist for the bail industry, and perhaps later will do more to address felony gun ownership. As new developments take place in “Dog’s” life throughout 2017 we’ll update this article so check back throughout the year and see what Duane is up too.
For more on Dog and his family, click HERE