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    Black lightning deer tracking dog...

    Who says you need a "deer dog" or specific breed to track deer?

    Shot a pair of twin yearling roe yesterday, one dropped within 10 yards, the second went off like a scolded cat into the trees about 10-15 yards away.
    ****e!
    Really low sitka plantation, hands and knees stuff.

    I lost its path in the scope, luckily I was with someone who marked the entry into the trees.
    It was a solid chest hit, visible in the scope, with lots of fluff and blood at the site.

    Bring on the "deer dog"...
    1 year old cocker bitch
    I kept her on the lead, just a standard rope slip lead.
    She picked up the shot site quickly and set off but got a bit excited and we headed off into the trees, i suspect on the track the deer came out from rather than the trail of the shot deer going in.

    I brought her back and focused her on where the deer went into the trees

    Once inside the trees she set off like a dog possessed and basically dragged me straight to the carcase 35-50yds inside on an angle I wouldn't have considered initially.
    Took 5 seconds!

    The blood trail was minimal and there was certainly nothing I could see between site and resting spot

    saved me an hour on my hand and knees under the trees I reckon.



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    Go Treacle!

    Even my useless headcase of a princess will find a carcasse pretty swiftly. Shame he's terrified of guns, whines when it drops below 15 degrees and barks at me if I move slower than a brisk walk.

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    And a proper deer dog should gralloch, retrieve back to the vehicle, do the larder work and then pore out a dram for you. Treacle still has a lot to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20 View Post
    And a proper deer dog should gralloch, retrieve back to the vehicle, do the larder work and then pore out a dram for you. Treacle still has a lot to learn.
    Ha! I think that would need a week or two more training!

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    Way to go and for 98% of the deer shot she will do just fine.

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    I reckon that most dogs will have a good go at finding a downed deer.

    I have a vizsla and Teckel. The combination of air scenting and ground scenting works just great.

    The vizsla works silently, while the Teckel can be a bit more vocal.

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