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MUST-WATCH FOR BOWHUNTERS - Blood Tracking Deer with Dogs

EricS

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@Nutterbuster I’ve got an 9 month old kemmer cur I’ve been working with this summer. I think she’ll do great but my schedule has been stupid this year and I haven’t killed a deer for her to track. I’m a little reluctant to have her track others deer until I see how she acts on a real track.
 

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Also, spoiler alert, he's training that raven to fly around and look for dead deer while him and his bloodhound work the ground trail. Cool as heck
That's actually an ingenious idea, crows and ravens will quickly find dead deer and other carrion. Last year the bow buck I shot ran about 150 yards and although the bloodtrail was spectacular, I knew I was getting close as the crows were flying and circling overhead as I closed the distance on it.
 

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Thanks for sharing @Nutterbuster! I feel like John's abilities with his pups are something I'd aspire one day to be. It's like he's graduated and moved on as a hunter.
Good info included as well!
 

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@Nutterbuster I’ve got an 9 month old kemmer cur I’ve been working with this summer. I think she’ll do great but my schedule has been stupid this year and I haven’t killed a deer for her to track. I’m a little reluctant to have her track others deer until I see how she acts on a real track.
I’d say put her on tracks as soon as possible. I have a 2.5 yr old Lacey and put him on tracks at 6 months old. He’s found more deer than I can even recall.

Great book:

 
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