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    labs and deer

    Dear all

    I see from the post below that Labs can be used and are used for tracking.
    I have a three labs two I use for picking up and a third 5 month old pup I have started to train, all bitches.
    I have been toying with the idea of using the pup for deer and game.
    Rather than wrestling a deer or holding if the dog can just find the animal that would be great.

    If I was to buy one book what would you suggest?
    Anyone herts beds cambs area use a dog for tracking

    Two in the family stalk now so a lost animal is a possibility.

    I look forward tp people thoughts

    Dodge

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    Dodge, most of the advice you can read on here is as good as the books until you get into the finer points...

    Guy wallace, has a small paperback..Dogs for deer

    Nils sondergaurd (think) Working with dogs for deer.

    Most questions will be quickly answered on here


    Hope this helps

    Nell

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    Nels Sondergard book is good



    The lab in the picture has got deer for me twice now that I would never have found in a month of sundays. in both cases the animals were well shot one heart the other lungs. I know he will be there if I get it wrong one day as well.

    Dave

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    I have a 4 1/2 yr old lab home bred, I let him find every deer i have shot. easy ones are made hard ones. the last 3 bucks i have shot have all been heart shot [there was no heart left in 2 of them] and have run nearly 200 yards. 2 ran into the woods and 1 on the clear fell with out him i would have only found 1 of them. Deeko has his full brother and he works just as well

    KEVIN

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    dodge

    I take my seven year old lab stalking. She's used for picking up during the game season but she loves stalking more Like Kevin, every deer I shoot I let my lab 'find'. She's steady to deer and will quite happily sit (untethered ) at the bottom of the high seat with a live deer less than 10 paces away.

    As well as the Sondergard and Wallace books you might also want to get hold of the John Jeanneney book, "Tracking Dogs for Finding Wounded Deer", see http://www.born-to-track.com/book/order-info.htm

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    Dear all

    Thanks I will look at the books and now see if I can not spoil a potentialy good dog, as I said just to track a wounded/dead deer would be great.

    Dodge

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    you will be fine, mine was trained to the gun first (aparently a no no) and he took to the deer naturaly. He loves a good deer trail. It is amazing to watch him when the trail is only muinets old you can see his eyes light up as he breates in the blood scent.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by devilishdave View Post
    you will be fine, mine was trained to the gun first (aparently a no no) and he took to the deer naturaly.
    Dave
    +1 on that, as my lab was just the same. Given how much she enjoys it I just wish I'd started her when she was a pup. Here's one she found 12 hours after it was shot by a client (sorry for the poor quality but it was taken on the phone):



    You'll be in good shape.



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    Nuggets introdution to deer last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remington 700 View Post
    What is it about labrador pups that makes them so cute....

    Re: the other photo, are those chocolate raisins or Good Boy chocolate drops on the deer hide....or crotties

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