Sunday and the phone rang, it was a fellow stalker who had lost a deer.
He had tried to track it with his two labs but they could not keep-up.
Paul had tried and failed with his Hanoverian it was the same as the labs and just could not keep-up across the heather which was interspersed with small gorse patches.
H and I arrived with our GWPs we looked at the sign it looked as though the shot was low and a bit back.
The deer was last seen about going into a small patch of gorse around 700m from the shot site so we cast the dogs off. My GWP soon found the trail and flushed the deer from the gorse the knee high heather was hard going but after around 600m my bitch pulled the hind down by her back leg, leaving H's dog to go for the kill at the neck. By the time we had arrived it was all over all that was left to do was the gralloch and treat the dogs to a piece of diaphragm each.
Of all the deer dogs I have had or seen GWP's are without doubt the buisiness for strong runners, there size, pace and strength maake them ideal for pulling a deer down.
The only thing better than a GWP is two GWP's