Many thanks to Lindsay Ware who represented the United Blood Trackers at the Cabin Fever Reliever sportsmen’s show in Brewer, Maine, on February 23rd and 24th. Lindsay says:
The show went very well. There was high attendance all day Saturday and on Sunday morning. An afternoon snowstorm slowed things down later on Sunday, but overall the show was very busy, with many people stopping by the UBT booth.
Comments from people approaching the booth ranged from “I didn’t know you could do that in Maine,” to “Hey look, it’s the blood trackers!” My dog Gander did a great job of greeting visitors at the booth, and I had a lot of fun explaining what we do.
Many interested deer hunters visited the booth. There were a few in particular that stood out for me because they were just so appreciative of the fact that there are people out there that spend their time and effort tracking for others. I was also able to speak with a few guides who were very keen to discuss blood tracking. Interestingly, the guides seemed mostly interested in utilizing tracking dogs for bear.
UBT will be at another Maine event coming up soon: the 75th annual Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show in Orono on March 8th, 9th, and 10th www.conservationassociation.org/sportsmensshow/sportsmensshow.htm. This is one of the largest shows in Maine and it will be a great opportunity to spread the word about United Blood Trackers and the use of tracking dogs in Maine.