I was talking to the VH when they drew my attention to the tracking figures by the reporting members.
Total searches 14'231.
Succesfull searches 6'107, 43%.
Searches ending with a chase (hetze) 43%.
Searches after other dogs had failed 39%.
The majority were searches after wildboar 4'448, then reddeer 1'276, then fallow 332 and ending with mouflon, sika, chamois and even 1 elk.
These figures show pretty clearly the importance of having hounds trained for tracking as opposed to trailing and the importance of wildboar on german shoots.