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bowhuntingrook

Old Mossy Horns
Haven't looked into that one, wife may look at me cross-eyed.
so bowhuntingrook,
when are you getting a raven to help in the finding?
In one of those "just when you think you have heard it all" deals I got a pic of a slob from the Midwest that was found with the help of a dog and a raven. That was new ground for me in terms of looking for one.
I think you may as well dive into that as well. :)
Thanks for your stories and I know the 30 hunters you will help are most grateful.
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catfishrus

Twelve Pointer
so bowhuntingrook,
when are you getting a raven to help in the finding?
In one of those "just when you think you have heard it all" deals I got a pic of a slob from the Midwest that was found with the help of a dog and a raven. That was new ground for me in terms of looking for one.
I think you may as well dive into that as well. :)
Thanks for your stories and I know the 30 hunters you will help are most grateful.
I have witnessed that with magpies in Canada while tracking wounded deer. Its amazing to watch how fast they can find one. There was a article in the north American whitetail magazine where David Morris shot a deer and couldn't recover it up there. His guide later spotted a group of magpies. He went in to investigate and those magpies had found David's deer after they had gave up on recovering him.

Another time while I was up there hunting with a friend. My friend had shot a buck. Him and the guide was tracking the deer in the snow. The guide spotted several magpies in a tree at a distance and told my friend his deer was under that tree. They continued tracking to that tree and jumped his buck up from under that tree. They finally got him but it required a back up shot to finish him. Those birds had sensed that blood and was basically flowing that deer.
 

bowhuntingrook

Old Mossy Horns
Been doing some things over here with the dogs and trying to get the word out. Couple Logos, have shirts and hats being made, its been fun, you can go on my FB tracking page using link in signature and look at those soon. But more fun is I've been working with the new pup. His name is Dachs Vom Mountain Creek, Teckel. Provided is pictures of his parents, stud is in Germany, bitch was sent there and bred by him. Heres a 10 minute video of the dog at 12 weeks old, I think 150 yard or so track, hoof scent and 2 oz blood, I think aged 2-3 hours if remember right. Key at this age is not to test his nose but to get the pup to realize what I'm asking of him. It helps he is great bloodline with a lot of prey drive but at this age its all about distractions and him realizing what I want, this is why I provide the annoying amount of praise when he is right, and mark the trail to ensure he is right. Fast forward 2 minutes to start the track, the pup was distracted for 2 minutes due to neighbors barking dog, then struggles a little around the 6 min mark but actually crosses a cold creek with encouragement to continue the track.

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bowhuntingrook

Old Mossy Horns
Dachs was able to pass his United Blood Trackers UBT 1 test on Friday at 4 months old. He earned the white ribbon, he was youngest who attempted. It's an 8oz 400-500 yard track with wound bed and (2) 90 degree turns. This one was aged 6+ hours.


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