Young Wirehaired Dachshunds and Good Tracks

This deer season in Iowa I have made an effort to get my young dog Echo on some archery shot deer that were known to go down. I believe there is nothing better for a young dog than to do a fresh track with a real prize at the end. It gets their prey drive going and builds confidence. It is also a stepping block for tougher tracks ahead. If you also throw in a track in the dark with lights and other distractions this is a bonus. Echo did a good track of a doe 5 days ago and then tracked this buck I shot tonight. Another bonus is that I didn’t even have to make a practice track. Good job Echo!

Echo after a night track

Echo and the recovered buck the next morning