Trackers Take D&DH Advice to Recover Deer

Bloggers at Born-to-Track
News & Views
relayed a story of two D&DH readers who read about the use
of dogs — german Daschunds to be exact — to track deer. The hunters needed help
tracking a deer after they’d exhausted all efforts to recover it and came up short
this past weekend. After reading the D&DH
, they did some tracking of their own to locate one of the deer trackers
cited in the article. They found Kevin Armstrong and his dog Karma.

What follows is Armstrong’s report:

“We found this deer 87 hours after it was hit! The hunter hit the deer last Friday
(10-24-08) and gave it up for lost on Saturday. Over the weekend he read about
tracking dogs in Deer & Deer Hunting magazine
. Through contact information
in the magazine he managed to get the call narrowed down to me. Tuesday morning I
left at daylight in a hard cold rain with little hope of recovering the deer nearly
4 days after the hit. The hunter was sure he had a body hit and he was willing to
tag the deer if we found it. It took 2.5 hours of cold trailing, then area search
and wind whiffing. Our adventure included an unplanned dip in the Clyde River but
what the heck. Anyone crazy enough to take up a 4 day old trail is crazy enough to
… well. Long story short, we found him. Hunter, human tracker, and K9 tracker are
all cold, wet, and tired. None of us could be happier!

Happy trails!

Kevin & Karma “


One thought on “Trackers Take D&DH Advice to Recover Deer


    I sure wish that PA allowed the use of tracking dogs…

    I shot an 8-point on the same day as the hunter in the story. I put the pin just behind his shoulder but he was walking out of the area. I neglected to blat to make him stop. The arrow passed through the deer. I followed the blood trail for approx. 70 yards…and then nothing! I searched the woods for 7 hours and went back the next day and on Monday. Nothing! The deer either survived the hit or bedded down where I couldn’t find it.

    …I am still upset about the whole thing.

    JoePosted by: Joe

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