Brushpile's Tracking Pack

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  1. E_308

    E_308 Well-Known Member

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    If you sell one up in your old college stomping grounds make sure you send me the guy's # in case I need a tracker! Probably nice to see a little ROI from your hard work as well as getting them into good, working homes. Congratulations!
     
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    One in Kentucky, two in Illinois, and three in Missouri. One is in North Central Missouri, if that helps.
     
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    A lab is great for tracking deer! Contact me when you are ready to train. Training starts at 10 weeks.
     
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    Congratulations Brad on your tracking season and litter of pups.

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    Thanks George
     
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    I just had my best track EVER! The hunter said he only had 4 inches of penetration, but lots of blood. I used United Blood Trackers Certified Breeze for this track. Breeze is the great granddaughter of a 2X national champion tracker. I started Breeze on good blood and after a half mile she got excited. I had my hunter request permission to carry a bow from the game warden, and permission was granted.

    Breeze tracked into a steep narrow draw with flowing water cascading over rocky outcrops, and suddenly there was the buck... looking right at me from 25 feet away!!! The hunter was behind me looking for blood, so he didn't get a shot before the buck jumped. Breeze was hot and it was game on!!! The buck ran downhill and crossed a small river about 1-2 feet deep and 35 feet wide.

    After the buck crossed the creek, Breeze had difficulty finding the track and lost prey drive, but was on something, yet there was no blood! We tracked straight into Bigfoot Country!

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    After having my pic taken at the Bigfoot sign, the hunter looked down and said, "Blood"!
     
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    Breeze tracked across wide/shallow tributaries, heading up one. We passed over a bed, continued on and Breeze indicated that the buck was close, so I told the hunter to get ready... then there he was! It would have been an easy shot for me, but once again the hunter was out of position. The buck jumped and headed down the creek toward the river, with Breeze fired up! The buck crossed the stream and then crossed the small river. Breeze swam the river and got back on the buck, jumping it again, and the hunter shot twice and missed. The buck stayed in the river and ran upstream as I watched.

    The buck had tried every trick to lose the dog and Breeze was unrelenting. The buck went through thick briars, leaving blood that marked our pants.
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    Now the buck was staying in the river for 100 yards before I saw him leave. I put Breeze right back on him and told the hunter to grab my belt, and shoot the buck anywhere!

    The hunter was exhausted, and I thought to myself that if the hunter was tired, a wounded buck had to be about done. Suddenly, there he was again! The buck jumped and the hunted shot through the hind quarter and into the vitals. After 3 miles and jumping him 5 times, Breeze got her chew, as the buck died in the river he used to escape all day.

    This track was started 24 hours after the buck was shot.

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    Awesome story and thanks for sharing. That is perseverance. Your pup did a great job and I bet you couldn't be more prouder of her.
     
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    So since you crossed at the BigFoot Crossing does that make you a life time member. You know plenty of people would pay to tag along and have that much fun recovering a nice buck. Breeze did an outstanding job. I would have almost put that hunter on my right hip so you could dispatch that buck better.

    Thanks for posting this story. What state and what region of the state where you in?

    For Hunters that don't know - Brad's tracking breed are outstanding at this game recovery. Don't sell them shore because you don't know anything about them. They are terrific.

    Congrats Brad and Breeze.

    Wayne
     
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    That sounds intense!!!!! Amazing. Wish I could take you in that pup back in time to track one I wounded years ago! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks Wayne. There are Teckels and then there are Teckels with the "Tracking gene", and Breeze has that gene. There was no way that buck could have gotten away from Breeze! The track was near Ava, Mo, in the South Central part of the state.

    Breeze has since been bred to Cletus in Southwest Oklahoma. Cletus has a high recovery rate that includes deer, elk and boar. When Breeze's and Cletus's Pedigrees were compared, both dogs have super dogs in common. I have deposits on 4 puppies, plus I will keep a female, so this is not an advertisement.
     
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    I sold one up that way and bought it back. Some people shouldn't own dogs. That puppy will be rehomed in MN.
     
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    No patience for a pup? You would think the kind of $ they have to put down for this kind of quality it should leave you with some pretty dedicated folks.
     
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    Brad...Always enjoy catching up on your tracking expeditions. Outstanding!
     
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    These threads are awesome and inspiring. Thank you for posting them as we are currently training our puppy for farm life.
     
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    I have been reading great post from the Missouri Tracking Seminar this past weekend in MO. Brushpile and friends had a great 3 day event. The post are on facebook.
     
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    Otto passes United Blood Trackers 1, (UBT I)
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    UBT I is a 400-500 yard track made with 8 ounces of blood. Otto passed after a long hard rain washed visible blood away, yet the scent remained. If this had been a real deer, the deer would not have been found without a tracking dog.
     
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    I was thrilled that Willa passed her UBT I test. Willa was whelped November 7, 2018, with Otto the Sire and Heidi the Dam. Willa is 6 months old and weighs just 11 pounds.
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