Deer Search Inc. Tracking Competition

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.