For the few who have met him and anyone else interested I thought I would give you an update on my 9 month old GSP pup Max.
His training is going well he is very steady and walks to heel, sits and stays. He's been in the woods quite a few times the last couple with a rifle, but I have not shot a deer over him yet. I try to keep him off other game but I dont want discourage him from hunting. He has a fantastic nose and any trail I have laid for him so far hasn't been problem and if there is a deer at the end of it the keener he gets. I made a mistake the other day of running with a deer skin to get him a bit wound up and nearley lost some fingers when he took me and the skin out
I could watch him work for hours he picks up a sent from a couple of hundred yards away and then starts stalking it, getting slower and lower the closer he gets, he got to within 10 yards of some ducks the other day and come on point for about 3 minutes until they flushed. The picture is of him stalking a rabbit he is still about 60 yards away but just starting to stiffen a bit with on leg in the air.
Hopefully he will be able to lead a few of you off the site into a deer when you next visit.