The Deer Search Inc. Tracking competition took place on April 6, 2013 at Casperkill Game Club Inc. 116 Stone House Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Seven (7) artificial blood lines were laid out prior to the competition. The lines were marked out by Bill Siegrist and Gentian Shero. The blood was put out by Bill Siegrist and Barbara Schmidt. The time limit for each team was one and one half hours (1 1/2 hours). Six (6) teams of handler and dog were entered into the competition. Of the 6 teams entered 3 teams were able to complete the track and place in the competition and three (3) were unable to complete the track and place in the competition. The DSI judges for the competition were Roger Humeston-Master Handler, Mark Long-Master Handler and Bill Siegrist-Master Handler. Four members of DSI apprenticed as judges during the competition. They are: Sue Orlick, Peter Martin, Gentian Shero and Beth Shero. About 25 Deer Search members and guests attended the competition.
Brambles and grapevines are a great mix to keep an old man agile and active. The necessary dodging, ducking and crouching does more good than any workout at the gym. Each call I take is tougher than the last, but my legs get stronger to meet the challenge. The call I took yesterday taught me […]
While my beloved monitor (that’s Jolanta) was napping on the couch, I had a chance to sneak out on a deer call. With Tracking Dog Tommy on the seat beside me, we hit the road driving south. It sounded like a stomach shot, back in the “rear ribs”, but you never know. When we got […]
Today was the fist day of our bow season and my first day of tracking at age 79. I have total confidence in my tracking dog Tommy, but I confess that I was a bit concerned about my own agility in the woods. Jolanta was even more concerned and went along so that she could […]
On November 21 John and Tommy recovered a gut-shot deer in Berne. It was around 0.5 mile track. At the beginning it was not obvious that the deer was gut-shot. There was a stretch of no-blood, and later every few yards or so there was a small speck. Tommy jumped a deer, and followed it […]
Late in the afternoon of our bow season’s opener, October 1, the buck was hit high in the lungs. He had been grazing near the edge of a large hayfield. After the hit, the hunter, Justin Crosier, saw the deer enter the woods on the far side of the field and found a few drops […]
Our annual picnic will be held on Sunday, July 22nd 2012, rain date the 29th, at the Pleasant Valley Trout and Game Club at Noon. There will be a short club meeting scheduled and if anyone wishes to bring their dogs, that is fine, but Bill Siegrist said we won’t have any dog events scheduled. […]