Duane "Dog" Chapman, wife push for new bounty-hunting laws in Okla.

TV's most famous bounty hunting couple is making a push for stricter regulations on themselves and their peers in Oklahoma.

Reality stars Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife Beth of A&E's now-defunct "Dog the Bounty Hunter"series met with lawmakers at the state capitol in Oklahoma City on Tuesday to discuss tougher bounty hunting guidelines in the Sooner State.

The couple say they want to make sure that the laws are fair for all parties involved.

"We want to make sure that the citizens of Oklahoma know that we are for regulation, we are for licensing, we are for certification, but we have to keep this in a realm we can deal with," Beth Chapman told KWTV's Rusty Surette [watch video above] at the capitol.

The Chapmans have been working with Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey on tweaking language in a proposed regulation bill for Okla. bounty hunters.

"We've seen several instances over the last few weeks...over the last couple of years really, where bounty hunters have really gotten out of control in Oklahoma," Shortey said.

"Now is the time to get laws in Oklahoma so these things can not happen again. Someone's pet can't be destroyed. Someone can't be held against their will," Dog said.

The Chapmans plan to soon open an office in Oklahoma City.

They also have a new reality series set to debut. "Dog & Beth: On The Hunt" will feature the couple going on bounty hunting missions each week in different cities across the country.

The new series will air on CMT with a 2-hour preview special airing on April 14 at 8 p.m. ET.

"Dog & Beth: On The Hunt" officially kicks off on April 21 at 8 p.m. ET.

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