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Old 07-08-2004, 03:25 PM
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I would like to know if anybody knows of what kind of dog would make a good trailing dog for downed deer ?Also how would you go about training the dog to go about finding a downed deer?
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Old 07-08-2004, 03:40 PM
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i dont think its legal in ohio but im not sure, i would venture to say a blood hound if trained right due to there noses, or maybe a chesepeak or lab it has to be tracker not a pointer.
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Old 07-08-2004, 06:46 PM
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A lot of people are using daschunds. Good nose, easy to train, easy to maintain and good family pets also. I would stay away from the larger breeds.
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I have heard that bloodhounds noses are too good, that they pick up old scent trails.
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:22 AM
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I have seen beagles and beagle/Walker crosses make good trail dogs. But almost any dog with a good nose will work once they have been trained on deer.
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:23 AM
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I think any dog would be OK at tracking a down deer. Of course some are better than others but sporting dogs, those who are used to running the woods and feel at home there would probably be even better. I also think they would pick up the scent of a down deer naturally. I had a friend a few yrs. ago that brought his house dog (collie/sheppard mix) into the Maine woods in search of a nice buck he failed to find. Less than an hour later, the deer was hanging in his barn thanks to his dog.
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Old 07-09-2004, 09:34 AM
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My best was a walker. She had a good cold nose and stayed on the same deer instead of finding fresh tracks and taking off.
Be careful, around here you have to keep them on a leash when tracking wounded/killed game.
Beagles work well too. My friend uses a fiest.
I'd get a hunting pup and train him from 6 weeks old until forever.
Good luck.
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Old 07-09-2004, 10:44 AM
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Get a beagle and give it deer hides/legs to play with and even make it little trails to fallow. Why feed a big dog when you can feed a little one. You may even be able to buy a trashy dog off a rabbit hunter and use it (on a leash!!!!!).
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Long hair Daschunds are the best tracking dogs you
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