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    Default Blood Trailing Retriever

    This is just a little brag, but my retriever Tank had a great retrieve for his first deer of the year. We were trailing a gut shot deer and the dog and deer both ended up in the water.

    Crawford's Silver Tank SH "Tank
    Crawford's Silver Storm SH "Storm"
    Silver Banded's Driven Ms Daisy SH "Daisy"
    Silver Banded's My Black Bear SH "Bear"
    Crawford's Silver Sky JH "Sky"

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    Nice
    How about some details/
    Good work.
    Don and Crew

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    Can't imagine how big of a freezer you need to keep one of those in there for FF!

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    I have thought about doing this with my dogs. Is it difficult? I'm worried it may interfere or be too much right now with the basics going on. I may work him on it in a year or two.

    Crawford, where do you live?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbonham View Post
    I have thought about doing this with my dogs. Is it difficult? I'm worried it may interfere or be too much right now with the basics going on. I may work him on it in a year or two.

    Crawford, where do you live?
    It is not a difficult thing to teach, especially if you have a dog that likes to hunt and has a good nose.

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    Crawford's Silver Tank SH "Tank
    Crawford's Silver Storm SH "Storm"
    Silver Banded's Driven Ms Daisy SH "Daisy"
    Silver Banded's My Black Bear SH "Bear"
    Crawford's Silver Sky JH "Sky"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbonham View Post
    I have thought about doing this with my dogs. Is it difficult? I'm worried it may interfere or be too much right now with the basics going on. I may work him on it in a year or two.

    Crawford, where do you live?
    I wouldn't do it during basics or if you plan on competing in FT's or HT's. However, with a seasoned gundog it can come in handy. I've never trained one to trail but I've seen a few dogs do it, like I said it can come in handy.

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    Glad to see someone else who does this! I taught our first girl how to follow a blood trail and it has saved no less than 7 or 8 deer over the last 4 years. We even get a call occasionally from a buddy who needs help every now and then. Of course... I never do this within the state of Kansas, because... that would be illegal. Just sayin'.

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