I know I’m a bit far from you but if you don’t get fixed up give me a bell and I’ll try to give you a hand over the phone, not ideal but as they say its good to talk and it may just be something simple.
Thanks very much for your offer, its a shame that I've only just spotted it.
Since my first post I've put in a lot of work with the dog and it does seem to be paying off slowly. He's still very flighty and immature but he does seem to be picking it up, a combination of half-rations and a pocketful of cheap turkey ham makes a big difference!
About a week ago he found his first genuinely lost deer, a friend livered a roe buck which then disappeared 150 yds into thick plantation.
It wasn't tidy and we wouldn't have won any prizes, but we found it.
That’s all that counts, it don’t need to be stylish just effective and as for prizes you and the dog won the biggest one of all, you found a deer that may have been otherwise lost.
The offer still stands any help I can be just give me a bell.