Luna's Tracking Journal 2016

Discussion in 'Deer Tracking Dogs' started by outdoorstom, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. Brushpile

    Brushpile Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm a big fan of Luna. Elkie has sores under both eyes from tracking in brush. Elkie needs a helper, but finding a WHD is no easy task!
     
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    11/15 - On the 1.5 hour drive home from a track today, a hunter called and reported shooting a buck at last legal light last night. He was not sure where he hit it. He and a friend were in the woods tracking when he called, and said they were having a hard time advancing the track. I asked him to mark last blood and back out, which they did. Luna made quick work of the trail to last blood, which was only 100 yards. Luna had a hard time in this area, and I restarted her 4 times due to her acting uncertain. Finally she went in a different direction and was acting more confident and we found a drop of blood 150 yards further on. We came to a narrow deep stream and Luna dove in and swam across, which I was happy to see because in the past she's been reluctant to do that. I had the hunter hold her leash while I walked a short distance to a log which I crossed over on. Luna impatiently waited for me, then off went. A short distance later in this thick area, I found a drop of very fresh blood. Luna was pulling hard, but never opened up so we weren't right on top of it. We hustled through the area hoping to catch up with him, but never did. After 1.5 miles we pulled the plug, but I'm calling this a successful track.
     
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    I’ve been reading posts on this site this morning, and questioning why I drifted away from it. Lot’s of great info here. Since I last posted about Luna, I’ve got a second dog and his name is Kunox. I’ll be posting their tracking adventures here this coming season.
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