hi all ,
so far ive just had a great day , went out at first light and bagged a munty for the pot , i had my lab with me this morning , the poor bugger is feeling a bit left out since xena the BMH came home a 7 or 8 weeks ago , so i made sure he found it and that made his day !
then i went home and swapped dogs (xena's on heat , and dont want bavaridor puppys !)
and grabbed the scent shoes and nipped off to another permission for a spot of tracking .
i layed a track to the fresh carcase with foot and liver scent just over 500 yds with a couple of quite tricky corners , then went off onto another field to check rifle zero and faffed about for a couple of hrs then went back to the track .
put xena on the track and after i second or two she was off , at a steady pace got to first corner went round in a big circle re-found the track and she was off again , got to the second corner she took a slight short cut but found the track again . 50 yds from the end i slipped her off the collar and let her get on with it !
she found the carcass , it made her jump as it come as a bit of a surprise to her as its her first deer , she ragged it about a bit , then when i got to it , i got it by the head and simulated a wounded deer hit in the rear spine or haunch she then proceeded to bay and growl and bark at it ! thats what i was so chuffed about she hasnt done that before ! after baying it for 10 mins i was knackered but it didnt stop her , i couldnt get her off the munty , in the end i had to put it on top of some bales out of her reach , but that didnt stop her trying !
so now if got the distance im now going to age the tracks and see how we get on !
all the best
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