Blood Tracking

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Re: Blood Tracking

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:09 pm

AG, Gus did a 14.5 hour old blood track , track was 506 yards long, I was pleased as hot as it has been. Gus is 11 months old. Forrest
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Re: Blood Tracking

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:00 pm

That is excellent work! How much blood did you put down and how?
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Re: Blood Tracking

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:23 pm

Like I was telling you early on I use a lot of blood ,I didn't measure it but was about 1/3 of a pound coffee can. I use the dab method, 3' long dowel a piece 1/4" plywood cut 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" with a piece of sponge rubber banded to it, every step I dab blood. Next track will probably be 24 HRS old .Forrest
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Re: Blood Tracking

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:12 am

Sounds like you have a great deal of experience with blood tracking.

My experience with recovering deer is that the time frames are usually 15 hours or less before we go to recover the deer (15 hours usually being on the long side for when we take up a track as it gives a gut shot deer plenty of time to die and most which are not dead in that time frame will not die or be recovered otherwise) but the blood volume is much less than you are using in training and no where near every step. I assume you back off the blood volume as you build success in training?

Interested in your thoughts on that and Thank You in advance.
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Re: Blood Tracking

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:54 pm

Yes I will back off the amount of blood used a little later on ,Gus hasn't done a lot of blood tracks, we have been working on all sorts of good stuff this spring and summer, I will get down to about 8 OZ in a 400 yard track that is 48 hours old. 15 hours is a good time frame for a gut shot deer , no not as much blood but a lot of strong scent from the gut shot, I really enjoy blood tracking. Forrest
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