Deer tracking dogs

Discussion in 'Blood Trailing.....OPT IN>>>>>>>' started by brushpile, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. brushpile

    brushpile New Member

    Feb 23, 2008
    Springfield, MO
    One preparation every deer hunter should make, is knowing where to locate a tracking dog quickly, if one is needed. Blood tracking dogs are trained to follow hoof prints that contain scent from the innerdigital gland, and to distinguish the scent of a wounded deer from other tracks in the area. Of course the sooner a dog is put on the trail, the greater the chance of recovery.

    To find a tracking dog, Google "United Blood Trackers", and click on "Find a tracker". Select a tracker in your location, and carry the number so you have it when needed.
  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I didn't know there was a group or organization available for that. Thanks.

  3. Army SGM

    Army SGM Mid-Missouri Gun Dogs

    Jan 5, 2013
    Auxvasse, MO
    If you live in North Central Missouri, I am listed on there. Keep in mind, even though we have been training for several months on different types of game drags and blind retrieves, this will be the first season for real-world tracking of wounded game.

    I am looking for opportunities to get her experience, but need to be selective to make sure there is a decent probability of recovery.
  4. brushpile

    brushpile New Member

    Feb 23, 2008
    Springfield, MO
    I have a tracking dog in the Springfield area, and will travel a reasonable distance. Calls will be screened to determine the likelihood of recovery, since about 50% of wounded bucks are back to chasing does within 24 hours.
  5. Mastevt

    Mastevt Strutt Buster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Grain Valley
    :wave: Hi Brad! Thanks for the info!
  6. Gamegetter

    Gamegetter Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Good information. I will copy this to the deer tracking forum.