Got a call from a freind who had shot at a roe doe and thought he had missed but wasn't sure ! so he asked me to come and have a look with the dog.
on arrivel at the shot site some four hours later there was no blood, no bone, and just a few hairs, jet my young Lab followed a trail for about 500 yards then nothing, it just stoped and it was also getting dark so i said i would come back the next day and try and follow it up.
The following day i went back to the shot site and started again, followed the trial back to where the dog had stoped before and after some time looking around that point the dog seemed to get on the track again, 300 yards later there was a little blood where the doe had settled down on the stubble for the night, after that nothing so i told him that maybe he had missed or just a graze.
The next day the deer was found only some 800 yards from where i and the dog had lost it for the second time, I feel bad enuff about not finding this doe the first time round ! but the dog is still only very young and still lerning her trade, maybe if my mate had put the bullet in the engine room i would not be posting this.