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Monday, January 5, 2009

Upcoming blood tracking workshop

Trackfest 2009
Feb 14 - 16, 2009
Demopolis, AL

The United Blood Trackers is holding a three-day Blood Tracking Workshop on February 14-16, 2009 near Demopolis, AL.

This workshop is for both beginner and advanced dogs and handlers as well as anyone else just interested in finding out more about the use of Blood Tracking dogs for the recovery of Wounded Big Game. There will be plenty of hands on training in the field for dogs and handlers as well as presentations on topics such as

  • Training Techniques
  • Working with Puppies and Adolescents
  • Equipment Choices
  • GPS Use
  • Working with Hunters.
The Workshop Instructors will be UBT Judges: John Jeanneney (NY), Larry Gohlke (WI), Andy Bensing (PA), Cheri Faust (WI), and Al Wade (AL). A.J. Niette (GA) will be speaking about GPS.

The United Blood Trackers will offer testing for UBT-AA and UBT-I throughout the weekend and UBT-II on Monday. Please check for more information about testing requirements. UBT-AA and UBT-I do not require pre-registration. If you would like to enter a dog for UBT-II, pre-registration is required.

Early registration is recommended if you want to work your dog. We expect a big turn out and we have plenty of room for everyone but the workshop is limited to 20 dogs.
Host Motel: Two Rivers Best Western 334-289-2611 30 minutes away, accepts pets. Ask for special Trackfest rate. Additional information contact : Alan Wade 985-516-3888

The Trackfest 2009 Premium list with schedule, registration forms, directions etc is posted at

For report on Trackfest 2008 go here.

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