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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A great first tracking season for Jeff and Gracie from Michigan

A UBT member from Michigan reports about his first tracking season:

 I’m Jeff Karoly from Michigan, and I thought I would share a tracking picture to you. I am new to tracking, this is our first full year of taking calls to track. This track here was one of the hardest we had this year, this deer was shot at 4:00 pm opening day of our gun season; the hunter made a high gut shot leaving very little blood. What blood we found was watery and some blowing out of its nose. The hunter walked out, made a call, we let the deer go for about 6 hours and started tracking at 10:00 pm. We found the deer a little after 1:00 am, the deer traveled about a half mile in a thick cedar swamp.
We had our doubts and Gracie made a quick turn and there it was. And we had a very happy hunter. Gracie is a pup from Gary Huber's litter. Gary has answered a lot of questions about tracking. Reading John’s book four times helped us learn to train Gracie, she is coming along well. We had fourteen calls this year, took eleven and found eight deer. Some of the tracks were easy but all and all we had a great time tracking. Thank you so much for being there for us trackers.
Jeff & My Son Tyler


1 comment:

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great job again of our little ones....