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charliealley 11-26-2011 03:04 PM

Tracking a Shot Deer
This is probly a strange question but... We just got a wienny dog puppy just a couple months old. We have been taking outside for him to do his business. The other day I hung a deer in the back yard to skin and cut it up. When finished I put the carcuss in the truck and hauled it off. Now every time we take the dog out he heads straight for the truck or goes to the back where I hung the deer. I was wondering if he would be good for tracking deer after they were shot. Has anyone ever had any experience with this and how would you train him.
Thanks Charlie

Predator 11-26-2011 03:24 PM

probably not a good choice for a deer tracking dog as dachshunds were not bred for field work. where I am at, he would get 100 yds out of sight and become coyote snacks.

scribe 11-27-2011 03:23 PM

I have a Mountain Cur-female, 3 yrs old. Adopted her from a shelter nine months ago. Found completely by surprise she trees squirrels-treed three while helping me hang a stand.

Every deer I have shot thisyear, fell within sight. But I went to move a stand a few days ago, maybe four hours after I killed a doe. Dog hit the trail while walking in and trailed right straight to the gut pile.

I have opwned many dogs. This is the only one I have ever had who would trail blood and not get sidetracked...I think.

Although daschunds originated has hunting dogs, I have my doubts about their ability to trail wounded deer. But wouldn't it be fun trying?

BruceBruce1959 11-27-2011 03:33 PM

I wouldnt be a bit surprised hearing about a Dachsund trailing Blood.
Wikipedia says the following about the breed,

The dachshund (UK: /ˈdæksənd/, US: /ˈdɑːkshənd/, German: [ˈdaksˌhʊnt]) is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family. The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the American West they have also been used to hunt prairie dogs.

3212 11-27-2011 03:37 PM

Deer Tracking Dogs
I saw a show about a tracking service in Texas.If you lose a deer you shot,you can call this service and they will bring a deer tracking dog and handler to your site.Don't know what they cost.

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