Tracking Dog Recoveries (2016-2017)

Ran a track this morning after 10 on a good buck shot the previous evening around 4:30. Very little blood but dog to the track about 500 yards south thru a swamp bottom then into the backwaters of Spring Creek. Grizz started swimming out to what was a very much alive buck about 40 yards into the water near some Cypress stumps. Was able to get her back to the bank and directly the hunter was able to dispatch the buck.
 

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Jasper county monster

Things have slowed down so I have some time to post some pictures and relive some exciting tracks we have been on!
I can't emphasize how thank full I am to all the great Georgia outdoorspersons that have entrusted me and my dogs to recover their deer.
We have had a fantastic recovery rate/percentage so far this year.
I try my very best to get to everyone that calls but sometimes due to unforseen circumstances I can't get to everyone.i hope you are understanding!
I believe this buck is thec biggest that we have recovered this season to date.
What do you think he will score?
 

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Idahomike

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Storm last night

While you sportspeople were sleeping in your warm comfortable beds last night Lucy and I were out in the rain tracking this nice buck.Buck was shot at around 5:30 hunter was worried he shot it a "bit back" so we waited the required 6 hours for deer shot a bit back.me my wife "my driver" and Lucy and her pup Meet the hunter at midnight,we got soaked but we got the buck!!
 

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Idahomike

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What kind of tracking collars do you guys use on your dogs? I would like to get one for my dog.
Doug Adams
John 3:16
In my opinion there is only one tracking system.garmin alpha 100,they are 800$ for one hand held and one collar.. I have four hand helds and four collars,Garmin support is amazing.
 

rvick

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A good 9 point Brooks Co. deer that had a broken rear leg. Reba found it after a 5 hour old track through thick planted pines and across a large clear-cut.
And Hunter's first deer. A liver/gut shot that went a couple hundred yards in the cold rain in Grady Co. We let it lay about 6 hours.
Thank the Lord, it's great to be back in good shape (better than ever) and back on the trail with a great dog.
 

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Smoky grandson

I'm so proud of my Raisin son, Ace. He just turned a year old and found 5 big deer in his first season. He bayed 2 of them. He's a little too fast being just a baby and all but has done a great job circling back around.

 

rvick

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This was an 8 hour track with no blood (we weren't certain of a hit) but Reba said yes and took us a quarter mile to the dead deer.
This was the track where we almost had to call 911 for the hunters friend who fell and was knocked out. Good thing I had studied CPR and first aid just in case of something like that.
 

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rvick

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The quail hunters all wanted to go along with Reba tracking Grant's deer and the track turned out to be very exciting for everyone. The deer broke from the first bay when my pistol shot just grazed his back. At the second bay a quarter mile away, my shot was better and all 6-8 hunters said it was one of their most exciting trips. Congrats, Grant, on a great Lee Co. buck!
 

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Well idahomike,Lucy and her pup Andy are heading back to illinois today,had dinner last night with some of my friends/hunters.Sad to be leaving I love it down here in the south. Soon as I get home Im putting a for sale sign on the house so I can move down here permantly.
We had a awesome season put 136 deer on the tail gate of those we had to bay and dispatch 65 broke leg,shoulder,gut shot,etc....
I can't emphasize my gratitude to you a'll for entrusting us with the recovery of your deer.
I know how much effort goes into your hunting.
 
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