Can I start of by stating that I write in total naivety?
I am about to start the training of my newly acquired Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla who is a year old and has never done anything on deer only on game birds.
I have the relevant equipment, Scent Shoes, Trail Lead and Collar, Blood and feet.
My question is, I do not have a native deer skin but have numerous “Backskins” from various African animals I have taken over the years.
My idea was to get a bolster of foam and wrap the skin round it to make it realistic as to size, so that he tracks the blood to the skin.
All skins have been professionally done.
Any help would be appreciated.