The weekend of November 19-20 was the first weekend of gun season in the Southern Zone of NY. We got a lot of calls, especially on Sunday. The weather has been nice, and a lot of hunters were in the field.
This year Dan Hardin from Greenville is helping us with tracking. You might remember that Dan was the hunter that Tommy found a buck for in the Fox Creek last year. Dan took a DEC exam last August. Now he is a licensed tracker, but he does not have his own dog. Every weekend he takes our Keena out tracking, and yesterday they recovered their first deer together. How exciting! A big thank you to dan for tracking with Keena and for really nice pictures!
|Keena with a 6 pointer she found while handled by Dan.|
|Dan Harding is holding Keena - finally a successful recovery!|
|Keena on her way back from the recovery is enjoying a ride in the passenger's seat|
John took two calls with Joeri on Sunday and they receovered both deer.
|This buck was gut shot and recovered 18 hours after the shot. The trail was around 200 yards, in Berne, NY.|
|Sunday afternoon - John and Joeri found this nice buck in Esperance, NY. The buck was liver-shot, the trail was 5 hours old.|