With the passing of Sage, we have now acquired a new blood tracking prospect which is starting her training this week. She is just nine weeks old and I decided to document our entire training regimen to perhaps help others who may be interested in training their own tracking dog. In most states it is legal to track only on a leash, so that's what we're going to do with Kai.
Before we begin, I'd like to add that the most valuable resource you can get before attempting to train your own dog is a copy of John Jeanneney's book "Tracking Dogs for Finding Wounded Deer". This book goes into great detail in helping you not only train your dog, but in choosing a good prospect. It can be ordered at www.born-to-track.com.
Im sure this elk would have went to waste if not for Rudi's tracking ability . Best of luck louis
I won't talk about what breeds make better trackers, because it would be like starting a thread here asking what brand of broadhead is best. There are too many choices that would fit the bill, but I can help you choose which puppy in the litter would make the best prospect. Incidentally, Kai is a German Jagdterrier bred from hunting/tracking lines. While the jagdterrier is an awesome hunting dog, they don't make the best family pets. There are always exceptions to that rule, but if you're looking for a dog that will be content to lie on the couch nine months of the year, this one isn't the dog for the job! When we retired Sage due to illness, she remodeled our bathroom trying to find a mouse in the ductwork. We hunt year 'round however, so this breed best suits our needs.
When looking for a blood tracking prospect, we like to evaluate the entire litter if at all possible. There may only be one or two pups in a litter that will make good trackers, so we like to have as many to choose from as possible. When looking for a breeder, it's best to buy from a litter where both parents were also tracking dogs. That just increases the likelihood that your pup will have the right "ingredients".
The first thing I like to evaluate when looking at a litter of pups, is their desire to be with you. It's best to evaluate them when they're at least eight weeks old, but preferably around ten weeks. I want a pup that's bold, but not aggressive. When you hold a pup on it's back, I don't want the fearful pup that just lays on it's back without trying to right itself- nor do I want the pup that's biting at my wrist trying to get away. A pup that allows you to hold it on it's back, but still resists a little shows that it's bold, but not overly so.
Hopefully the pups have been exposed to loud noises before you buy one. When you make a loud noise, the pup should either show no reaction, or be alert or startled, but not frightened. Avoid pups that run and hide from loud sounds.
When you roll a ball, you want a pup that chases after it. Even better yet if they fetch it and bring it back to you.
I also like a pup that runs to me when I call them to me. The puppy that jumps up and solicits affection is usually going to the top of the class in this category.
Lastly, I take a piece of hide or hoof to entice the pups with. I drag the hide across the ground and hide it. I lean strongly toward the pup that uses it's nose to try and find the hidden object. If a pup shows no desire to work the scent, they are crossed off the list.
Above all else, a pup that wants to be with me and follow me is the one that's going to get the highest scores. Unless it refuses to work a scent, it's usually the pup wins with me.
It can be quite confusing when trying to choose from a large litter, so it is nice to have a different colored ribbon to tie around each pup to know which one is which. I also print out an "test score" sheet where I record my results for each pup in each category. Heaven knows I can't rely on my memory any more, and it's nice to have a piece of paper or even a video to review.
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John and Jolanta were very instrumental in helping us pick our second blood tracker, Chigger. His book wasn't out when we bought Sage, but our training techniques were remarkably similar. I'm also a bit biased since he put Sage's picture in his book :)
We too are members of UBT, and I failed to post a link to the organization. They are another great resource for folks getting into tracking, or looking to employ a tracker. They have an expansive network of folks willing to come out and help track wounded deer. The link is attached above.
These Jagds look like a Min Pin on steroids.
Jagd ears and Roscoe are both fine looking jagds! We sure do love the breed. And yes, it's pronounced "yahk". It's a good thing they only weigh 20 pounds, as they have no fear whatsoever.
I am having trouble getting the video posted. I will try again later when I get back to the home computer.
This is going to be fun.
Keep it coming, please.
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I can't get the video loaded on Bowsite TV so until I figure out what I'm doing wrong, here's a link to a Youtube video of Kai's breeder (James Mills, Cumberland Pack) socializing the pups at about 5 1/2 weeks of age. It's important that the pups are exposed to loud noises before you ever shoot around them, but I'll talk about that more later.
That is a good technique Nick. I inherited a gun shy german wire haired pointer once that I intended to hunt quail with. It wasn't an easy fix, but it can be done. Thank you for embedding the video for me. It appears my problem is that the video are too large to download here. Can you tell me how you did that, as I had to download the next two on youtube also.
Now before we start practicing on mock blood trails, we need to make sure our pup is used to walking on a leash politely. The first few times you do so, you're likely to have a little rodeo like Kai is demonstrating above. This is actually after I got her all untangled from the lead after her little temper tantrum. We went for a nice long walk over at camp with her dragging the leash most of the way. She is now used to having that rope follow her as we walk through the woods. It's still a little scary when it snags a limb and starts chasing her, but that will go away with experience.
We're ready for our first mock bloodtrail now that we're used to walking on a leash. When laying out your pups first trail, make sure to keep it simple. It's like taking a kid fishing for the first time. You're not going to hand them a fly rod and take them out on a trout stream- you give them a worm on a small hook with a bobber and take them to the farm pond that's overpopulated with little bluegills. The whole idea is to let them have fun, and have some success so they'll want to do it again.
I prefer to lay out a thin, but continuous trail for the first few times. I use a syringe with a large needle and just dribble the blood in an area where there are no other distractions. I also make sure that we are tracking downwind so she is forced to keep her nose down to the ground instead of air scenting the trail. I personally like to mark the trail so I can tell if she's staying on it or not. I stuck a couple of arrows in the ground indicating the beginning, the end and any turns along the track. In this first trail I laid the blood in a straight line extending about four feet from the arrow on the right to the arrow on the left. At the second arrow, the trail makes a right turn and goes another three feet to the third arrow. Along the trail are a few snacks of raw venison and then at the end is a hog foot. She likes the snacks alright, but just loves that hog hoof! It's important to encourage them and make sure to keep them on the trail that first time until they figure out what they're supposed to be following. I also repeat the same phrase over and over again that I will use when we turn out on a real track later. In this case it's "find it". I also got in the habit of calling whatever we're tracking a "piggy", which is a little embarrassing at times, but if you hire my dog to track you're stuck with me and my quirks!
Whatever you do, keep the exercise fun and don't ever do anything to frighten or discourage the pup on these first few tracks. I only work each track one time, and then lay a new one in a different location. You don't want to confuse the pup by having two different bloodtrails, or by making any negative corrections at this point. Just keep it fun and upbeat. They'll make a few mistakes, but at this early age that's okay. As long as she's having fun and getting a feel for what she's supposed to be doing. I know one thing for sure...I'm sure enjoying watching her find that piggy!
LOL! Sounds like a hard headed Beagle....they only pay attention to their nose!
On day two we laid another bloodtrail using pig blood again. This time the track is a little more sparse since she was so interested in stopping to lick the blood the first time. I made sure the blood was down on the ground instead of up on the blades of grass. The trail extends from the first arrow to the second arrow, where it makes a 90 degree left turn. From there it continues to the third arrow where it makes a 90 degree right turn. The pig foot is hidden in the grass behind the hay bale. She did a better job of keeping her nose down and following the blood this time. I'm happy to see a little more though process on this track. We are going to continue doing the same with more tracks in different locations over the weekend and next week. I'll post more video when we are ready to add another challenge.
But it's time to quit the day job and get to training Kai and keeping us in videos fulltime.
Don't worry about Matt, he doesn't need to sleep or bowhunt this time of the year. :-)
Michael- neither of us are getting much sleep with a pup that likes to wake up early when we have to work so late! But keeping Matt out of the woods this time of year...it just ain't gonna happen.
Kai is progressing well on keeping her nose down more and staying with the blood. I'm using less blood now and spreading the tracks out a little more. I will try to get more video in the next day or two if we don't get rained out.
That little 20 pound dog just about pulled my arm off while tracking. I can't imagine folks who track with 100 pound bloodhounds! I remember reading once that you can always recognize bloodhound handlers by their one long arm...lol.
The bloodtrail started right on the edge of the road so we took her out to the spot and let her get a good nose full of the scent. We worked her on lead first just to make sure she was staying on the trail, but I was clearly holding her back. When I unclipped the lead she worked the trail like a true champion. She kept her nose down the whole time and never strayed more than a foot or so to either side of the trail before correcting herself. She was so intent on th blood she walked right into the pig! I couldn't have been more proud of her! It's such an awesome feeling to see a dog do what it was bred to do, and enjoy it so much!
We let her wool on the pig for a little while and then carried it back to the Polaris, but once we put it up in the bed she took off down the road. She never ventures very far from us so I was curious what she was up to. She ran back down the road to where the bloodtrail started and immediately struck it and turned into the woods to follow it again. With her nose down, she worked the trail again and went directly to the spot the pig had previously been laying. We praised her and let her lick up some of the blood clots from the spot before carrying her back to the Polaris.
We let her ride in the bed with her new prize all the way back to camp, just like Sage used to do. My eyes are welling up with tears as I type this, but it's an overwhelming combination of emotions to see this little pup following in her big sister's pawprints!
Like Sage, Kai is in-tune with her pack leaders enough to sense the excitement, too. You three deserve each other.
(OK, Cheryl, please insert the "I told you so" for how important it was got get a new puppy going right after Sage passed.) :-)
A friend used his new cur to find a nice buck in heavy CRP this week in Kansas.
It was it's first find, too.
Great stuff, Cheryl, but you waited too long between reports.
That's exciting that your friend was able to use his cur to find that buck Michael! Once you watch them work you want so badly to do it again, and again, and again. I think we will be eating a lot of roast suckling pig in the upcoming weeks! I have to admit that we probably wouldn't have gotten a pup so soon had you not made the comment when you were down here last about doing just that. That's what got us talking about it, even though we felt guilty for doing so at the time. I'd forgotten how much joy a pup can bring when they suddenly realize what they're supposed to do.
Our next hurdle is getting her to wear the harness. We put one on her last night and it looked like we were breaking a bucking horse! She even rolled over on her back and acted like it was killing her for a few seconds. Poor baby Kai. She's so abused :)
Those noses are amazing. I think once they get locked on to a scent they know the individual animal even if no blood.
I've had an old GSP go get a downed rooster pheasant that barely stopped bouncing and while bringing him back, do almost a 180 spin and lock up on another bird with bird #1 still in his mouth. To me it made no sense, the pheasant smell in his nose must have been overwhelming..... but yet could still smell a separate different bird at the same time. There had to be an individual difference in their scent is all I can come up with.
I wish I had a camera on that point, it was solid, classic and thing of beauty with one in his mouth. And shortly the final bird to my limit, early day.... =D
To this day I think these dogs even know the "name" of the animal they just smelled, not just "hey, that's a deer" or whatever, but "hey, that's Bob!"
Thanks again for inviting us along here. Pretty cool. Good luck to you and Kai. (Kai in Hawaiian means ocean BTW. =D)
The pig was hit too far back, and four of us could find NO blood, NO hair, and the pig had been one of several at the feeder. It was warm, and in the middle of the summer.
Sage took the trail in a direction the pig had traveled and stayed at a fairly steady pace, through two jumped herds of bedded pigs, across the ranch roads - twice, and across small creeks - twice, and went right to the very dead pig
In time, Kai will do the same, thanks to her bloodline and the time other two members of her pack are willing to invest.
The two best pieces of dog-related advice I ever got were -
- always believe in your dog, their nose and instincts are far superior to your brain.
- never brag about a dog unless it's dead or at least 2,000 miles away. :-)
I will second the trust in your dog. You can always come back later and look for yourself.
- never brag about a dog unless it's dead or at least 2,000 miles away. "
That's good advice. I still haven't lived down the time I bragged up my German Wirehair, Lucy to Matt. Then, I brought her down to Texas to hunt quail. You would have thought that dog couldn't hunt her way out of a paper sack that day!
Kai has beem working hard this past week. She's been on three more live tracks and found the pig at the end of each. She works a lot like Sage picking her head up on occasion trying to wind the pig. I prefer for her to keep her nose down to the ground more, but as long as she stays on the trail and finds the animal I am not getting too wound up about it. Here's another small pig we shot for her to track. This is so much fun watching her get so excited when she finds the pig! Matt and I are both obsessed with going out and shooting stuff just to watch her track it!
A perfect opportunity arose when this buck was shot two weeks ago. It left a pretty generous bloodtrail and we knew the deer was dead despite having travelled over 70 yards. The trail had aged about an hour before Kai was put on it. She put her nose to the first blood and took off immediately in the direction the deer ran. She got hung up a few times, but realized when she was off the track and correctd herself most of the time. We're still working her on a lead, but have graduated to a 20 foot length so there isn't as much influence from us. We let her get off the trail when she loses it, but then watch her start circling back to try and pick it up again. It's time for her to start using her own brain to solve problems, instead of relying on us to get her back on the trail.
Here she is with her first whitetail trophy!
I'm curious, Matt and Cheryl, what your procedure is when someone comes in and tells you they've for-sure gut shot a pig, the kind of animal you know could stay alive for several more hours.
Do you put the dog on it right away, anyway, and hope they can bay-up the injured hog if it's still alive?
That's one aspect of tracking that not we are very blessed to be able to use our dog for. If a wounded hog is still running, we are able to use the dog to bay it up so we can dispatch it. It always amazed me to see Sage cut the wounded animal out of a whole group of healthy hogs and hold it all by herself until we arrived to dispatch it. Sometimes that would take a half hour or more for us to catch up to her. Fortunately we have gps collars available now, so Kai will have a technological advantage that Sage didn't have.
We had a good opportunity for a quick lesson yesterday when a fallow buck let us get too close while she was running off-lead. Before we knew it, the chase was on. The buck took off with Kai right on his heels. Fortunately, we had been working on her recall since a very young age, and for the first time in her life it paid off. We shouted "no" and then "Kai come" and she stopped chasing and returned to us. I hope we can get her to do that as an adult, but I'm not banking on it. If there's one thing that jagdterriers don't do well, it's breaking off of game. That's why we have to work so hard at channeling that instinct toward only wounded animals.
We are also doing a little bit more off-lead work with her now since that's how she will be doing most of her tracking jobs later. We get her on the known bloodtrail and then once we are convinced she is staying on the track of that animal, we turn her loose to find the animal with no influence from us. Eventually she will be baying up live wounded hogs, so this is good practice for the day she has to do that.
I can't tell, Cheryl, is Kai having any fun living with you guys?
Forrest- she's from a totally different bloodline than Sage. Sage was out of Knite Hunt background and Kai is out of James Mills Cumberland Pack. Her dam is out of Croatian blood and her sire, Serbian (if my memory is working properly right now).
I know it's hard to tell Mike, but I think she might be having a good time chasing those piggies! Wait 'til you see the video I'm trying to upload of her first introduction to a live hog! Let's just say we won't have to worry about her being afraid of those "not quite so dead" hogs :)
As an owner and trainer of hunting Labradors, I can surely appreciate your devotion to train a dog the way it was bred to be. Kai is a "hoot".
I have surely enjoyed your adventure and will continue to follow along.
My best, Paul
Blood tracking dogs are different than other hunting dogs. When you train a blood tracking dog, you learn to work as a team. As I mentioned earlier, one of the most important traits of a tracking dog is its desire to please its handler. The only way to forge that bond is to go through the training process together, and not have any other dogs with which to bond. We always want our blood tracker to be an "only child". In my opinion, a dog that is part of the family works harder to please us. Also, when you only have one dog, that dog can become another "once in a lifetime" dog. In the past when I've owned other breeds, my first dog of that breed was always the best. I could never understand why that was. Over time I've realized it's because I put so much more of me into training that first dog and had a much stronger bond with that dog. Whenever I brought another dog into the family, it always played second fiddle and never got the attention or training that the first one got. It also tended to bond more with the first dog than it did with me. That's fine when you have a team of bird dogs, hog dogs, sled dogs, or whatever...but in my opinion a blood tracking dog needs to be bonded to the handler and the handler alone.
Whenever Matt or I were out tracking with Sage, we could read each other's body language. We could tell when she was just looking for blood versus when she was on the blood. She could read whatever slight movements I made that let her know which side of the tree to go around while on a lead. With a new dog, you're constantly going one way while the dog goes the other, but with Sage it was instinctive for us both to go around the same side of every obstacle. It was uncanny how we could read each other, and that's something I miss dearly right now. Hopefully it will come with Kai as we both learn the ropes together. It's been difficult trying not to compare her to Sage. It think I'm expecting too much from her at such a young age, but at the same time she sure seems to be up for the challenge!
My second reason for not getting a second dog is purely emotional, and I'll spare you all having to read all that.
Now here's where we depart from typical blood tracking training for a little bit. Kai is going to be used primarily on our hunting ranch to track wounded hogs. Unfortunately a vast majority of wounded hogs are not dead when we find them, so a big part of her job is going to be to bay the wounded hog and hold it for us to finish it off. This is something that the breed must instinctively have in it. You need a dog that has enough grit to be willing to do what it takes to keep an injured hog from running off, and that's a tall order for such a small dog!
Part of what makes the jagdterrier so appealing to us is the fact that it's less likely to be mortally wounded by a big boar hog. When a boar connects with a larger dog, it's more likely to be cut or gored, whereas a smaller dog tends to get pitched through the air. As frightening as this sounds, Sage tangled with many hogs ten times her size and in over a decade only sustained one serious injury with a proptosed eye (but that was rectified before we even got her back to the four wheeler- thank God for miracles!). Another time, we were tracking on-lead and didn't know the wounded boar was in a brush pile ahead of us. As we approached the brush pile, Sage cut around in front of the pile as I was walking up to it. The big boar rushed out of the pile and I instinctively pulled on the lead and ended up pulling Sage right into the boar's open mouth! The boar grabbed her by her back and shook her one time before dropping her and taking off. Fortunately she wasn't injured and that only made her hate hogs that much more! That's one of the few hogs we called off on tracking. I was just too traumatized to turn Sage loose on it.
This week, for her sixteen-week birthday we got Kai a big surprise. We trapped these two hogs and turned her loose to see how she'd react to them. This was her first experience being so close to a live hog. As you can tell from the video, she's not going to have any problem learning how to bay a wounded hog for us. It will be a while before we turn her loose on a wounded hog, but for now we're letting her build her confidence. One of the hogs had a large cut on it's nose, so we made sure that there was some blood associated with this lesson. We don't want her chasing healthy hogs so we always make sure that there is blood for her to be able to discern that this hog is "fair game" for her to chase, when the time comes for her to do so.
After she bayed them for a little while, we shot one of the hogs and then opened the trap and let them both run out. It was a good opportunity to expose her to more gunfire while she was amped up on piggies! We took her home and then came back about six hours later and let her sniff around the trap. Before long she picked up on the bloodtrail and tracked the hog that had been shot. It ran about 80 yards and piled up, and she tracked blood right to the hog. It sure has been an exciting week for Kai and us both!
Solid advice on training a dog yourself, one at a time, versus letting them "learn" from another dog.
They bust their wagging butts to serve the pack and please the alpha. You want that to be you, and not another dog.
Same reason I haven't started a puppy when Hank's almost 14. Get a young dog and an old dog, and neither gets the attention they deserve.
(Took the ol' guy out for a hunt yesterday morning so he could stumble around a bit. Shot four mallards, two of which he had to find for me. One, he got to trail about 30 yards which really made his day. Used to be Hank slept a lot on hunts until I started calling. Now, he's content just to sit there, look around and take it all in. I'm pretty sure he knows he's about done.)
But still can't tell if Kai's enjoying living at Shiloh? :-)
Mike, you know exactly what that second reason for not getting a pup is....you don't want to do that to Hank. I'm happy to hear he was able to go get a few more green heads. Knowing that you couldn't find them without him is what keeps him going :)
Vernon- that is an awesome story! How did you let Bell know what she was supposed to be tracking? Did you have a piece of clothing or something from the old woman?
Mike-feisty is an understatement with Kai! She's an absolute terror. She lost two front teeth yesterday when she ran head-on into the couch frame. She never hit the brakes. Lord help us get though the puppy stage.
Lord has already blessed you with yet another great member for the Napper pack.
...and who knows what kind of home Kai would be in if you guys wouldn't have gotten her?
Not as good as at Shiloh, that's for sure.
We have been going out to track every hog we possibly can with her, and we are very grateful for every one of our guests who affords us this opportunity. We realize that it means getting in from the woods a little bit later, but each of these tracks will pay big dividends later!
Here is Kai posing with Ken from California in her very first "hero shot". Ken shot this pig and then texted to tell us he had shot it about an hour prior but didn't track it. We put Kai on the first drop of blood and she followed it about 70 yards straight to the hog. We had one little bump in the trail when the lead rope got tangled on some greenbriars, but after I got her freed she continued right on to the pig. I truly believe that I am somewhat of an anchor to her. She would be finding these pigs much faster without me on the end of that rope. It sure does make us smile when she follows the blood so effortlessly!
It's Kai's pig. Look at her face.
Kai may end up being the best booking agent a hunting operation could ever have...who wouldn't want to hunt with her? Cute and a pig-tracking.
Kai's doing great. Thanks for letting us follow along.
Vernon, that is a great find!
Over the past several weeks we have been working on exposing Kai to more and more critters, both healthy and wounded. She needs to be able to discern between which animal she is tracking and other healthy game which she will encounter while on a track. Every day we intentionally walk her through the sheep, goats, cattle and fallow deer here by the house, as well as hogs that come out to feed below camp. We allow her to run off-lead as we walk through the critters. On the occasions where she would take off on pursuit of the healthy animals,mew would simply ignore her and keep walking on without her. Shouting "no" to a jagdterrier in pursuit would only result in a sore throat for us, and a dog that knows it doesn't have to respond to our commands. Instead, we let her see that we have no interest in these animals, and she has learned to ignore them as well.
On the flip side,new want her to respond to the smell of an injured animal, more specifically, the smell of blood. We have had a couple of excellent opportunities recently with some coons which we trapped in coon cuffs. We laid out mock trails that ended with the trapped coon at the end as her big reward. There are few things that will turn a jagd on like a live animal! We squirted a generous amount of blood on the coon and then let the trail age for several hours. I can't even describe how much she liked finding that bloody, but very much alive coon at the end of the trails!
We are now just starting to turn her loose on live trails at night. This has been a little bit of a game changer for her. While she is very bold in the daylight, or while on a lead- tracking off-lead in the dark, she is a little more timid. I'm sure that with more experience she will work without needing us in her back pocket. I have to admit that it always scares me to death the first few times our little dog ventures out of sight. We do have a secret weapon on order though for when that day comes. More about that later.
So that's where we are now. We just got a call that one of our hunters has a hog down at stand two and he saw it crash from the stand, so didn't walk out on the trail at all. A perfect training scenario! It's very important that there not be any human scent on the training track...and more importantly, no chance that the trail had been compromised by somebody stepping in blood and spreading the scent around. We'll see how she does!
Here's a short video of her claiming her prize!
Also, I may not have mentioned this earlier, but another important aspect of training is evident in this video. You can see how worked up she is over finding the hog, which is good. Some dogs however can become very possessive of their trophy though and snap at you when you go to drag it out. It's important to let the dog know that they must back down when it's time to remove the animal. We don't care if she still wants to chew on it, but she must never be allowed to snap or growl. Any such behavior demands a quick correction. If a stern "no" isn't sufficient, then we would grab her and lay her on her back while holding her down by the neck while growling "NO"! We never had a problem with possessive aggression with Sage, and we want to make sure of the same with Kai.
There is a Facebook page for Jagdterriers if I remember correctly??
We've had great fun with our Parson Russell terrierworking him on mock trails [admittedly without having the opportunity as yet of working him on a 'live' trail...but again 'lack of opportunity does not equate with lack of ability']
Good luck and good hunting
PS The book Working with Dogs for Deer by Danish author Niels Søndergaard is also very good
Kai has been tracking and recovering dead hogs for the past few months now. Earlier I. The year we spent at of time preparing her for the day she encounters a live, wounded hog. That's the part of tracking wounded game that scares me the most, as she will be working off-lead from this point on.
Here is a picture of her with her first encounter of with a live hog that wasn't inside of a cage. She did a great job (for the most part) of avoiding the business end of the pig, but a few close calls taught her to work more com behind the pig. This was under a strictly controlled situation where we knew the pig couldn't harm her. Oh, and just so nobody gets offended...we had some very tender pork chops for dinner that night!
No more of that! Kai now wears the Garmin TT15 collar while I carry the Garmin Alpha handheld to monitor her progress. With our ranch roads and landmarks pre-loaded on the Alpha, I can monitor exactly where she is, and how fast she's moving at all times. The compass function shows me which direction she is from my current location so I can stay with her as she works. The best part is that when she finds the hog, the device vibrates, beeps and alerts me that "Kai is treed". Now we can tell the hunters that we've found their pig well before we actually get to it! It gives me peace of mind to be able to watch her movement and see exactly what she's doing at all times now.
Here she is with another of her first finds where we got to utilize the new collar. Unfortunately, we don't get very many clear pictures of her anymore. She never holds still!
It is worth every penny for the peace of mind. It lets me just enjoy the hunt a lot more.
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