Rudi van Kets, known to participants of the advanced dogs for deer course of the NGO, just send me the results of his tracking group. www.vlaamsezweethondengroep.be. for the year 2010.
The Group has just under 30 members and operate in the Flemish speaking part of Belgium.
% of animals found 74%. Total searches 153. This excludes control searches.
64% roe, 29% wild boar. The remainder red deer and fox.
36 % of the tracks less than 100 meters, 72% less than 500 meters. 5% more than 3000 meters.
50% were tracked within 4 hours, 28% between 4-12 hours, 16% between 12-24 hours and 5% after 24 hours.
3067 KG of gamemeat was saved.
Nature of the wounds
Front leg, found 73%
Hind Leg, found 70%
Stomach, found 95%
Heart, found 97%
Krelshot (top of back), found 29%
Head, only 1 animal that was not found
No blood, found 17%