Coopers 2021 Deer Recovery Thread

Triggernosis

Ten Pointer
That is very interesting, Jeff. Thanks for taking the time to explain. I guess since we humans can't smell things like that makes it hard to understand just how sensitive dogs and wild animal's noses are. Simply amazing.
 

bowhuntingrook

Old Mossy Horns
Looks like a good season. Some really good bucks in that mix too.
People all over are trusting Cooper with their big bucks, drove 2.5 hours 1 way for the droptine. But I feel a lot more pressure tracking a kids deer, especially when dad and kid are adamant it's dead, now it's all on Cooper and me. Very rewarding when it works but tough telling kids when it doesn't and deer is likely still living. And since they aren't familiar with the dog, they are never completely convinced. It's understandable, guy with wiener dog shows up in a Subaru outback. Lots of doubts on their faces tell I put him down.
 
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TrkyJedi

Six Pointer
People all over are trusting Cooper with their big bucks, drove 2.5 hours 1 way for the droptine. But I feel a lot more pressure tracking a kids deer, especially when dad and kid are adamant it's dead, now it's all on Cooper and me. Very rewarding when it works but tough telling kids when it doesn't and deer is likely still living. And since they aren't familiar with the dog, they are never completely convinced. It's understandable, guy with wiener dog shows up in a Subaru outback. Lots of doubts on their faces tell I put him down.
The BS stops when Cooper gets dropped. Rook, you can use that if you like.
 

bowhuntingrook

Old Mossy Horns
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Coop was surely needed in wisconsin- Yikes!
Yikes, a tracker I know in Georgia, couple days ago his dog was gored and has a spinal injury, can't move back legs, 5 puncture wounds and bruises all over. Don't be complacent with a wounded buck, Coopers been pinned to the ground by a 150 inch deer 30ft in front of me.
 

Triggernosis

Ten Pointer
Jeff, I'm just curious, but do you charge a fee for your tracking services? Please forgive me if that is an unwanted question.
 

Parrot

Button Buck
Can you offer any tips or tricks to help out my lab is a natural tracker she has found 5 out of 6 deer this past season the farthest one being 500 yard we let sit overnight and put her on it the next morning. The last one we don't believe was dead after 1000 yards no bloodand only small drops every 20 or 30 yards the last 500. I noticed how you say you bring water for the dog. Mine starts to get a little less attentive after 30 45 min into a track shes only a year old im just trying to make her better any advice will help as im new to this thanks
 

bowhuntingrook

Old Mossy Horns
Can you offer any tips or tricks to help out my lab is a natural tracker she has found 5 out of 6 deer this past season the farthest one being 500 yard we let sit overnight and put her on it the next morning. The last one we don't believe was dead after 1000 yards no bloodand only small drops every 20 or 30 yards the last 500. I noticed how you say you bring water for the dog. Mine starts to get a little less attentive after 30 45 min into a track shes only a year old im just trying to make her better any advice will help as im new to this thanks
I would get the book, Tracking dogs for finding wounded deer, by John Jeanneney. Also he has a book more specific on shot location etc. Go to born-to-track.com, read as much on the blogs as you can. Then join the NC blood trailing network on fb, find a mentor. What I find important is watching a proven tracker, see how they do it. That way you know what you should be expecting out of your dog. I also think it's beneficial to video your practice tracks and watch them over and over. The more time spent behind your dog the better. Heres my YouTube if you want to watch a couple.

 
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