I know the obvious, try to keep them away.
However, I had a scare this weekend when my young Fin went from the CRP into a hundred acre cornfield next to it. (I like to think he was tracking a bird) saw him disappear into it and I should have called him right back but I did not. He was gone for over an hour, the wind was howling so I couldn't hear him nor him me.
Would you stay in last spot you saw him or go crazy like I did until my friends calmed me down? I got a lot of exercise running around like a chicken with my head cut off blowing the here whistle and not knowing what else to do. My friends continued on down the CRP field and back to the suburban to try to circle the field and look for him.
I finally crashed and cried right were I had last seen him. While my friend circled the cornfield as best as they could to look for him. Suddenly I heard crashing in the corn and I hoped it was a 70 lb lab crashing through not a whitetail deer.
Yes, it was him, seemingly unshaken but glad to see me! Wow, I never want to go through that again. Please if anybody else has some suggestions, I hope to hear them. I don't like corn but there is still acres and acres of it still up due to rainy fall. FYI, can't afford the gps collar, I wish! I just don't know how to get him to circle back a lot sooner!
Thanks so much, hope all are having a great fall, Maria