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any idea how to track a downed deer in about 200 arces of woodsihave blood for about 20 yrds then just like it just stops he was hit for sure thanks ken

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kennyw wrote:
any idea how to track a downed deer in about 200 arces of woodsihave blood for about 20 yrds then just like it just stops he was hit for sure thanks ken

>>>>traking a hit deer is tricky business usually i wait till night fall, don't give chase right away ! then i use a coleman lamp , (it makes a circle of light and the blood shows up good in this type of light ))ok you need to watch deer and put a tape marker where you last seen it ! the first signs are the hardest to pick up because he it may go 25, 30 yards when first hit ,there are many signs to look for , look for hair etc this may tell you where it was hit ),before blood shows once you determine that you mark it on the ground with ribbon then look in the circle of light fanning out a little further each time till the blood trail is located (you will have to get on all fours for this ,then tie another ribbon each time you find a spot of blood ,(if you loose the trail go back to the last ribbon and try again ) if you don't give chase right away the deer will slow down leaving more blood to follow it will look for water or a place to lie down once it is down and no one is chasing it may find it hard to get up again thats the purpose of not giving chase right away it takes some practice but it works this is the way i was thought and i have located many deer this way! good luck Thumbs up

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In Germany we use a hunting dog for such a search. That works pretty well.

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Kirrmeister wrote:
In Germany we use a hunting dog for such a search. That works pretty well.

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Kirrmeister

he may not have a dog at hand ..some places have strict laws for use of dogs and you don't always bring them with you on a deer hunt as they are not legal in many places ,besides a good hunter should have some skills besides squeezing the trigger

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That has nothing to do with skills of a hunter. There are many situations where it is impossible for a hunter with his sences to trail a wounded deer, because you only have hair or even nothing at all. So a dog will do a pretty well job. I also have never a dog with me, but I know where to get one within an hour.

Can't believe that in some states of the USA dogs are forbidden. A hunting dog is a helper for the hunter.

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Kirrmeister wrote:
That has nothing to do with skills of a hunter. There are many situations where it is impossible for a hunter with his sences to trail a wounded deer, because you only have hair or even nothing at all. So a dog will do a pretty well job. I also have never a dog with me, but I know where to get one within an hour.

Can't believe that in some states of the USA dogs are forbidden. A hunting dog is a helper for the hunter.

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Kirrmeister

....the type of hair is often a good clue as to what part of the body the deer was hit !if there is no blood just hair chances are it was a crease shot and you won't find it anyways !

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Unknowing to alot of people here in the states,it seems, is that it is perfectly legal (in most states) to enlist the aid of a tracking dog for recovery purposes. As long as you are not armed with a rifle/bow or whatever weapon then you are perfectly in bounds of the laws. On thing though is that the dog MUST be leashed on no more than a 20 foot lead and not allowed to freely harrass wildlife in any way. These dogs purpose is to track downed or injured game, NOT hunting. The Jack Russel is one of the best at this.

If you have a weapon in your hand, you better not have a dog anywhere near you unless its in one of the 4 states where deer dogs are legal.

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cam69conv wrote:
Unknowing to alot of people here in the states,it seems, is that it is perfectly legal (in most states) to enlist the aid of a tracking dog for recovery purposes. As long as you are not armed with a rifle/bow or whatever weapon then you are perfectly in bounds of the laws. On thing though is that the dog MUST be leashed on no more than a 20 foot lead and not allowed to freely harrass wildlife in any way. These dogs purpose is to track downed or injured game, NOT hunting. The Jack Russel is one of the best at this.

If you have a weapon in your hand, you better not have a dog anywhere near you unless its in one of the 4 states where deer dogs are legal.

...i think it's about the same here ,always best to check before hand,also what to do if you find the animal and it's not dead ? tie it up and return with out the dog lol

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Carry 2 leashes!!! Laugh Laugh ... If you've waited long enough before you started trailing and didnt find blood... then went and got the dog... If it was a good hit and just didnt bleed, the odds that the deer is still alive would be minimal at best.

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In GErmany the hunting or trailing dogs are also educated to bring the deer down/kill the deer by bitting the neck.

Finding only hair is not a sign for a bad shot or misshot. I had several situations where I only found hair and not a drop of blood, but after searching with a dog it was a clear hit in both lounges. The bullets impact and exit ahd only closed by the movement of the deer, so now blood could get out.

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Kirrmeister wrote:
In GErmany the hunting or trailing dogs are also educated to bring the deer down/kill the deer by bitting the neck.

Finding only hair is not a sign for a bad shot or misshot. I had several situations where I only found hair and not a drop of blood, but after searching with a dog it was a clear hit in both lounges. The bullets impact and exit ahd only closed by the movement of the deer, so now blood could get out.

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Kirrmeister

... I want to see the jack russell that pulls that one off !! Yes also you would probably get a $5,000 fine and a little stay at the crowbar hotel! besides I'm not trying to get into a debate i just responed to the post on how to find a wounded deer ok i was tought how to track from my dad who learned from his dad ,some hunters today use heat detectors also ,dosen't mean it's for everyone "best regards from Canada "

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