Last week I was shooting Fallow with a good friend who is not an experienced rifle shot. My friend shot a pricket that was hit very low in the ribs and too far back. Unfortunately I was not close enough to shoot it again and it got up and ran into a wood.
It was nearly dark and the wood is very neglected, with fallen trees, brambles, broken and cracked ground etc. Too hazardous to risk my young dog in the dark.
The blood track in the dark, did not seem a promising prospect but after thinking through my options, I decided to wait an hour then try by torchlight.
It was not at all easy (small spots and several yards between them ) but after two hours and 150 yards, we found and dispatched the pricket. Recovery was arduous but we managed to accomplish it ok.
I always have several lights with me if stalking in the evening. I found that my brightest light (the excellent Clubriter) was far too bright and white for finding the sparse blood spots. My old Maglight with its yellow tinted light was far better as was my mini-maglight.
However it was a tedious and tiring search and I have since reflected upon seeing various items advertised that allegedly make following blood spots easier.
One item is a type of torch whilst the other is a form of spray. I wonder if any of our members have experience of using one or more of these products and what your considered opinion of it/them is ?