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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon at play and work - Cabela's first deer

Our friends Joe and Teri Burns live in Ravena, NY, and Joe is a member of Deer Search. Last summer Joe and Teri purchased a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon puppy, Cabela, for bird work and blood tracking. We had a chance to see her play with our own puppies - Tommy and Joeri.


Cabela was a hit with Tommy and Joeri but finally she overpowered them.

Cabela showed a lot of promise on an artificial blood line even though she was only three months old.

Cabela on an artificial blood line line - August 2008

Few days ago she recovered her first deer, and this is Joe's report:

Cabela’s First Find

The hunter called Thanksgiving night @ about 6:30 stating he shot a buck at about 4:30 that day. They tracked the deer for approx. 200 yards before they jumped it and lost blood. After the interview it was determined that it was a gut shot. I told him to stop and leave it for the night. I met him Friday morning at 10:00 a.m., 17 ½ hours after the first shot. We went to the spot of last blood where Cabela, my 7-month-old Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, went into action. We tracked through the woods and fields where it crossed a road heading back into the hardwoods. The blood was spotty, but Cabela didn’t give up. We finally found the deer 100 yards from where it crossed the road, lying in an area of brier bushes.

Way to go Joe and Cabela!

1 comment:

Bigshrimp said...

Great to see the versatiles truly showing off their versatility!!

Good job, keep it up!!