Tracking Dog Recoveries (2016-2017)

rvick

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Ol' Pete ragging on Daniel's buck that we recovered in Brooks Co. this morning. Pete is learning to bay dead deer (Totverbellen). Takes a special dog to do that. Congrats, Daniel!
 

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17 scoreable pts,18 hour old track,night before buck swam across big creek,Lucy and andy bay him up,he came charging out of brush to close to use the rifle
,close pistol work was needed,the ole glock 357 SIG with crimson Trace laser sight made quick work of it..
 

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rvick

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Reba trailed in, off lead, in the drizzle and found this big doe dead in the heavy briars after a long, heavy rain that washed away all visible blood and tracks in the bare food plots. She trailed across a private road that had been travelled by 3 or 4 vehicles and stayed with her deer until we came and got it.
 

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rvick

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Morning full of coincidence. Behind Reba we recovered 2 deer that were shot yesterday afternoon. Both hit in the exact same place on the body, same angle. Found 2 pieces of bone on each trail, all the visible blood was washed away overnight. When bone is found it always indicates a broken leg. Broken leg deer usually survive and are difficult to recover. Both these deer were found dead at around 250 yards. Both appeared to have had a miserable night in the rain. Both were hit just barely high enough to get something important. Bradley's Dad owns the lodge and property in another county where Heather's deer was killed. Congrats on Heather's great 8 point and Bradley's velvet 12 point.
 

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Awesome woman archery,harvested two good bucks so far this year but for some reason she shot both just as it started raining,first one shot at last legal light and they had just a few yards of blood,just as it started pouring,by the time they contacted me it was late and raining pretty good,so we decided to start early in the morning,by morning they had,had over an inch of rain,didn't didn't seem to bother Lucy she track real slow and methodical,with a lot of checks but she located the 6 pt buck laying in a creek,that was earlier in the season,
Her second archery buck a real nice 9 pt,she arrowed him Sunday at around 4 pm it was lightly raining then picked up and rained all night,was still misting at 10 am the next day when Lucy started tracking it,again she had no trouble locating the buck.she couldn't go with us because of work so picture is with my some times tracking partner my grandson.
 

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rvick

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Pete was able to bay up this broken leg deer this morning. After I got him untangled from the climbing fern he trailed up the super thick creek and bayed this deer at about 350 yards. He held it there until we were able to come up and dispatch it. Proud of my little starving rescue. He's paying me back for saving him.
 

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rvick

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We weren't certain of a hit on Bradley's deer but Reba took the trail and said he was. Up the trail we found a spot of blood and after tracking with Reba on lead she started pointing and growling. Thankfully the giant chose flight instead of fight and I was able to get a couple of 357 sigs in him. After tracking a little further we found him dead. LEO's showed up and we had some 'splaining to do.
 

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rvick

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Christmas Eve we tracked Marbella's deer. After tracking for a while with no blood, Pete and Reba both took us to a 1 acre, 20 ft. deep, muddy, sweet gum pond. No deer in sight and they wouldn't track away from the pond, even after circling it 2 or 3 times. It was several hours after the deer was shot and he should have floated by then. We left thinking the deer might be in the pond. Sure enough Jeff called and sent pictures today ( Christmas) of the deer. It had floated up overnight.
 

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Several times a year Lucy and andy will jump a wounded deer,chase it and sometimes even bay it up and it will fall over dead without being shot again,saves on bullet costs,lol!!!
Lucy tracked this archery shot buck around 600 yrds,it jumped up and ran over a mile they bayed it 3 times,the third time they were baying it ,it just fell over dead!!!
 

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rvick

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Kenny Mullins, Dustin Williams, the hunter and myself relayed dogs on a 7 1/2 mile track yesterday and last night. Trying everything we could to stop a huge buck with his tongue shot out. We jumped him 3 times (no shot opportunity) with different dogs on lead because of the major 4 lane highway skirted by a railroad and property lines that we had to get permission from the landowners to cross. He will die of thirst and/or starvation. The hunter tried a neck shot (all he had) and the bullet went in under the throat and took out his whole tongue. It was on the ground at about 150 yards. Wish we could have turned a dog loose to bay him.
 
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rvick

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With Reba on the injured list for a few days, Pete is helping fill in. He tracked and recovered this big doe just as the rain started. He sounds like a Tasmanian Devil crossed with a Screech Owl when he finds a dead deer.
 

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rvick

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These are the antlers from the buck that gored Reba on New Year's eve. She bayed the neck shot buck in a deep, thick beaver swamp after a half mile track that included swimming a pond after it. We found another 3 day dead buck in the pond. Luckily neither of the two holes hit any vitals. Some hunters don't realize how dangerous tracking a wounded deer can be for man and dog.
 

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I am looking for a tracking dog in Cherokee County. shot a buck this morning. waited an hour. followed the blood trail and jumped him 60 yards from where I shot him. he ran off and I had to go to work. I don't want to lose him
 

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Randy Vick

I shot a nice buck this morning at about 735. After finding little blood I decided to call Mr. Randy Vick. He showed up with Pete and Pepper about 10 and we went to work. Both does did a great job. After finding good blood for hundreds of yards maybe a mile we jumped the deer and never saw anything else. I just want to say thank you to Mr. Randy and his buddy Craig for coming to help me try to find the deer. They put in a lot of hours and hard walking to help me try to locate the deer. It's much appreciated!
 

rvick

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I shot a nice buck this morning at about 735. After finding little blood I decided to call Mr. Randy Vick. He showed up with Pete and Pepper about 10 and we went to work. Both does did a great job. After finding good blood for hundreds of yards maybe a mile we jumped the deer and never saw anything else. I just want to say thank you to Mr. Randy and his buddy Craig for coming to help me try to find the deer. They put in a lot of hours and hard walking to help me try to locate the deer. It's much appreciated!
Thanks, Chris. It was a pleasure meeting and tracking with you and your friends. Thank y'all for your service. Craig and I think you'll see that big buck again, either on camera or when you put him on the ground. I was glad to see Pete & Pepper step up and fill in for Reba while she is recuperating.
 
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