a bit of advive needed as i am a novice to the stalking scene . i have two jack russell terriers that i use for everything from flushing birds to chasing rabbits and guarding the house. one of these i have found will track very well.
in the past when i have shot a deer i have used the lungs and some of the hide in an old sack and made a scent trail i have found one of my jack's will follow this trail for quite some distance even up to 2 hrs old.
i use a long rope to drag the sack to try and limit human scent and every now and then raise the sack off the ground and restart the scent trail and when he finds the trail sack of course a good reward and praise.
i will no be able to have a dedicated deer dog as i dont shoot enough deer just some pointers or tips to help . so far i have not taken the dog with me on any stalks (i would love to and he would love it as well )
any advice would be welcome.......neil