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Braggin' Time - Forgive me !

Old 01-04-2011, 05:15 PM
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For 10 years or so I had what I contend was a top drawer blood trailing Dachshund named Tex. In 2010, I laid him to rest at the ripe old age of 15. For about 3 years I had been training my "young" Dachshund , Mojo, along side Tex. Mojo has proven to me now that he's an ace tracker now.

This year he has found 11 of 12 deer that we have used him on. At least 4 of which I doubt we'd have found at all.

This past weekend he tracked a gut shot deer some 450 yards .... and only once did the 3 of us men find any blood sign. He picked up "blood" scent right where the white hair was all over the place .... and went straight to the deer. Took him maybe 5 minutes total. The shooter had looked for 2 hours !

He also found another buck that though double lunged with a Cor-Lokt 165 gr. , out of a 30.06 Spr., we saw only 2 tiny droplets of blood. This turned out to be a fine buck that all of us men who hunted for it in the dark agreed we would have been hard pressed to find at all. It went into very, very thick stuff, stayed on his feet about 125 yards and took a 90 deg. turn about 50 yards into the thicket.

Thanks for letting me brag on my pooch !
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:00 AM
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When it's fact, it ain't braggin'
Cool post - thanks.



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Old 02-08-2011, 02:31 PM
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Sorry to here about Tex, sounds like he was a great dog! As for Mojo it seems to me he is off to a great start. As a deer hunter myself i am curiuos about where you found the gut shot deer?Ive heard it said that injured deer like to run to water, is this where you found him? I think it would be safe to say we can all learn about tracking injured animals more productively from dogs such as yours.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:29 PM
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No need to ask for forgiveness. Sounds like you have had, and now have, superior dogs. Thanks for the stories, maybe more people will reliaze these dogs are out there and avail themselves to your services. Thus avoiding lots of lost game.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:28 PM
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I would brag too. You obviously have an excelent deer recovery dog.
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