Black Labs For Deer Tracking

Wayne D Davis

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I have a black lab. Just turned two. He absolutely loves chasing squirrels but that being said he's a runner... got out of the fence a couple times and once he goes is a job catching him. Thought about taking him to the woods but the thought of him running off or getting snake bit got me rethinking.


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Ive trained two dogs . Yes a lab is a good dog. Get a copy of John Jeanneney , "Tracking dogs for finding wounded deer".. its a good book to read . Im in the with my dog cooper. He was i think eight months old when he found that deer for Mary, the hunter. We tracked that deer 2.3 miles by gps. And she said it was a spike, lol!!!!!! He also has a book " Dead on! another good book.
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They do a great job. A few years back I hunted Tara Wildlife over in Mississippi and that's what they used. I don't know much on training them but the breed is certainly up to the task.

Not sure how long you've been going to Tara, but years ago, early 90's, they had a lab named Buster that was a bad dude.