I had an Estate guest out last night who wounded a buck. I happened to have with us on the back seat of the truck the latest pretty recent addition to my pack. See attached (I hope) photo.
The poor thing raced off into the deep cover of our main wood and we couldn't find it. Gut-shot and no paint to follow. So, in a bit of a panic and working on the theory that any dog's better than no dog at all, I got Flint out of the truck.
He's not trained to this but he found it OK. Oh, Hell, did he ever !
So, if you're near to me (Perthshire) and stuck for finding a wounded animal you could give me a call if you want. Numbers etc.. are on my website on the signature link below.
No fees of course. Happy enough to help out in an emergency.
Two words of caution though :-
1. he's totally untrained for this sort of work and I only found out last night by pure chance that he could do it and, as it's the first time he's done it for me so far, I can't guarantee anything. So if you know someone with a more suitable breed of woofie who'll let simply let you know when it's found then maybe best to call them first
2. If it's still alive when Flint finds it then it won't be for long ! He's deerhound x greyhound back to greyhound and a big fast powerful boy, and he's clearly very much of the opinion that he can finish it off much better than I can and I doubt very much because of his breeding that I'll ever convince him differently.
Don't any of you misunderstand me one small bit - I'm violently against the idea of killer-type dogs like luchers on deer - even wounded ones, but I think in extremis it's better than leaving an injured thing out there to die slowly. Obviously I've got Flint for entirely different purposes but I was glad of his help last night as I'm fairly sure we'd not have found it without him.