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Old 12-11-2002, 12:15 PM
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Anyone have any experience with deer trailing dogs? What breeds work the the best? Any info will be helpfull.
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Old 12-11-2002, 06:33 PM
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up at the camp we use walker hounds

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Old 12-11-2002, 07:48 PM
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Daschunds and even miniature daschunds work great!

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Old 12-11-2002, 09:09 PM
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A question. Are these dogs used to trail and find a wounded/down deer? Back in the 50's there was an old fellow who poached to feed his 10 kids and he had a dog that would trail a wounded deer til it fell. He would never pay attention to a healthy deer, infact he wouldn't even look at them. Game warden went nuts trying to prove he was using the dog to get deer. (It was illegal to use dogs in Illinois.) the warden finally quit trying to catche him after he saw a deer run in front of him and the dog didn't even start. He had a soft spot for the old man as he was just feeding his family and never sold the deer.

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Old 12-11-2002, 09:41 PM
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Yes they would be used to trail a wounded deer.
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Old 12-11-2002, 11:36 PM
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Try this link (http://www.deersearch.org/)
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Old 12-12-2002, 06:41 AM
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VaHUNTER,Be careful you know what happens around here when you mention &quot;DEER&quot;and &quot;DOGS&quot; in the same post.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>



BOWFANATIC,Thats cool.I just happen to have one of those teenie,weenie dogs.I have a little mini Daschund.You can tell what he is all about when he steps out of the door.He is as bad (or good) as a beagle, nose stuck to the ground and tail in the air.Maybe little &quot;GUSTAV&quot; can help out one day...LOL

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Old 12-12-2002, 08:14 AM
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I have a border collie/cocker spaniel that I have a strong feeling would make a good tracker, she goes nuts whenever she scents an animal, I also have a basset/lab mix that is hot into game. I have never used them for hunting, but I would be more then willing to give them both a try if I ever lose a trail just to see how they would do.

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Old 12-12-2002, 09:43 AM
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My cousin has a young blood hound that he is training to track deer. He tryed to train a Red Bone, but I think it wanted to track coons more than deer. I think any hound would work, but you would have to start them early. I don't think you could get one that has been trained to run something else, and get it to track deer. Or at least I can't. I am planning on getting a blood hound if my cousin's work out.
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Old 12-12-2002, 10:36 AM
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I personally use only walker dogs. Out of my pack I have 2 that trail very well & a few more that just run the sh** out of them. I use one older dog to put on a string & trail any that get wounded. A lot of people like beagles too, but they don't have enough drive for my taste.
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