I just got off the phone with a customer in Alabama who advised me that they have a high deer density in his state but a relatively low density of tracking dogs and his plan is to bring several dogs in at one time to partially remedy the problem.
Having a tracking dog in a hunting club where a lot of deer are downed allows the dog to learn rapidly if it is a puppy or started dog, because blood trail dog training really becomes effective during deer season, not during the hot, off season with man made training tracks.
I am noticing a lot of women are starting to shop for the tracking dog as a family pet for the children at home, and a formidible guard dog as well.
Below is Sarah's daughter who took a fine 8 point from her "moma's stand'.
Below is Shanna's first archery kill of a buck and it is a massive 10 pointer that we tracked in Sherburne WMA.
below is Ali Da @ 5 months old...
My new customer in Alabama has decided to pick up several dogs for his large hunting club so that they can pick and choose which ones they want, also allowing the possibility that some of the other members of the club will step up and purchase the rest of them. At the end of the hunting season, we will regroup and sort out the dogs that stay or are returned to me.
My dogs are raised and trained in packs, to increase performance and for convience.
Also the young dogs will also learn a lot more from an older dog as the teacher than anything I can ever put into them.
Should you have a guide service or a large hunting club in another state hundreds of miles from Louisiana where I am, and it being a long ways away for us to do business, it is in your best interest and mine for you to take 2-3 or even better 4 dogs back to your state for the deer season and return the ones that are not chosen when the season ends. That way my dogs leave here and arrive at the new location with someone(canine) that they already know, making it easier for them to adjust to the new home, and I have the great benefit of my dogs being on more deer with you, in your club than they will be exposed to on my end. Presently the blood trail dog population is on the increase in Louisiana!
I have personal tracking dogs that I use to track professionally, and of course, I always at the same time haul a few of the pups and started dogs along for the ride, but I will never expose my dogs to as much real hunting opportunities with me alone as they will get in a club with 20 or maybe 50 members who kill 5-10 deer every weekend and in some cases that many every day.
If you are interested in purchasing a personal dog or a dog to be used for professional guide services, or a large hunting club, I am here to help facilitate your blood trail dog needs. I also have telephone consultation services to help you get your puppy going or fine tune started and finished dogs, or even sometimes trackers call me when in the field and are not sure what do if he and the dog are starting to struggle while on track.
I am Marcus de la Houssaye and can be reached by cell phone at 337 298 2630 for more information