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post #12 of (permalink) Old 10-11-2016, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Part 2

Sat. Morning I searched the field & trails again. Not finding any blood & not wanting to contaminate the area I called my buddy Rob he is a licensed tracker For the state of NH Bella is his leashed tracking dog. I told him my situation and asked for his thoughts. Do I look further or just officially call him in. he is always looking for training for bella so he decided to come up the rest of the story is from his tracking log.
Bella and Rob went on a track this am for a doe shot yesterday evening. Arrow was coated with blood but zero blood on the ground, hunter looked around for a bit in a small area but when found nothing backed out to avoid contaminating the track
Rob and Bella arrived about 15 hours later and Bella worked to sort through the hit site area with the hunter scent and then tracked to a grassy area in a direction the hunter did not think the deer went. When she stopped to eat grass Rob took her back to the start again and they searched down deer trails in the direction the hunter thought the deer had gone and bella was air scenting but acted like the scent was light/wind blown
So they headed back up into the wind and Bella took them directly to the same grass area she had originally gone and was tracking confidently within seconds
Within yards there was a drop of blood then another and then suddenly there was spray all over the trees and grass indicating a lung hit, then she was on the dead doe.

If you have never had the chance to see a tracking dog work you are missing out these animals are amazing & I can not believe any state would not allow this
A Big Thank You To Rob, Bella, NH Blood Trackers for donating your time & the state of NH for allowing this amazing resource. she ended up being less than 30 yards or I shot a little high. It ended up being
High lung hit & exiting high back of lung all blood pooled internally til last few yards

Bottom Picture is the recording off of Bella's GPS collar. It was turned on at my truck & turned off at the deer
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