I'm in the process of starting to train my 11 month old HWV on blood trails ( i'm only on my 3rd trail)
What I am doing at the moment is marking a trail with the bio-degradable tape for me as reference points at my eye level ,this is in a small block of trees approximately 1 acre , the trees are well spaced .No dog walkers deer or people venture to these blocks (might get the odd fox & sheep)
The strike site is created with blood & hair then a lay a trail using blood and the odd bit of hair to the goal,then I start the track 4 hrs later .
What I am wondering is can my trail be reused I wont be taking the dog there for another week , to save me putting out new reference points all I will do is lay a new blood trail then follow at the set time .
I'm not talking about using the same trail over and over but perhaps once or twice in a month then make a new trail .