Hello From DE

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  1. Phaco

    Phaco New Member

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    Hi, all.

    Decided to finally join the form. I've been using the tree saddle since 2008, and have thoroughly enjoyed using it over the years. I hunt mostly state land in the DE, MD area, and find wounded game for people with my trusty tracking dachshund in my spare time.
     
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    Awesome! Glad you decided to join! Welcome! :D
     
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    Welcome aboard
     
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    In Delaware as well. We need a pic of the dog.......

    Seriously, they are a tremendous asset. Pretty good to know as I have to tell at least one person every year...."Should've called the dog guy...." Only one I know is Andy Bensing and he's in MD mostly. I've been a retriever guy my whole life but have turned up the heat on the wife and daughter about a wire haired "house" dog.
     
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    If they legalize using one in NJ I will consider getting one. I used Andy Bensing up here once and it was one of the coolest things I've ever watched. I called him because it had rained like 3 inches over night and I knew there wouldn't be any blood left. The dog got on the trail and followed it right to the deer. I probably would have found the deer by walking around searching but it was such a cool experience to see that.
     
  6. Bigterp

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    Welcome, I'm in Md nice to have a dog guy around!!
     
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    Welcome To the site


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    Welcome, also in DE.


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    Welcome! My in-laws live in Newark, DE. Would love to hunt there but nobody on my wife's side hunts so it just hasn't come together yet... maybe some day.


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  10. Phaco

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    Thanks for the welcome. Here's a pic of the dog. The only problem he has is he tends to get very possessive of the deer when found...
     

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    So cool. I'd lose a lot of hunting time if I had a stud tracker.

    Andy's dog did the same for a buddy. 20 hours since the shot, far back and rained 1.5". Took 20 minutes and you could follow the gps track when they were done. Freakin coolest thing.
     
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    The oldest track he's been successful at is 48 hrs. It's really cool to see him work the nose and figure out the track. I know from personal experience, what he can find in 20 mins would take me more than an hour (if at all).

    I've only been in DE for a few months, now. A job move moved me from the IL / WI area. There's definitely a size difference when it comes to the deer here.
     
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    Welcome and very cool tracking stories. I got a Lab this spring and have been laying tracks down for him since he was 8 weeks old. I take him inside and let my kids go hide in the woods but leave at the same starting point so I know where to put him on the track. He finds them every time. I hadn't shot a deer yet this year but been telling everyone I know, "If you shoot a deer call me. Even if you watch it run 20 yards and fall. " I can't wait to put him on the real thing.
     
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    The deer aren't too much smaller. I think MD is ranked #9 and DE #11 as far as "trophy" opportunity. My personal best from DE is 171".
     

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