I'm at odds with the timings for commencing a track with a deer dog. The only time that suffering will be reduced is when the animal is found still alive and even then, if this is after 24 hours then the suffering could be classed as prolonged in comparison to a follow up on foot and despatch which may be effective. A follow up on foot and second shot is effective on some occasions but not all admittedly. If the beast is found already dead then no suffering has been prevented.
It just seems to me that the timings are a rather convenient 12/24 hrs for wounding injuries rather than maybe 8, 14, 16 or otherwise.
Although I've read a few articles on the subject I just cannot get my head round these points and would welcome constructive reasoning.
Helmet on and ready!