I received this photo and story from Ray and Claudia Holohan of Illinois. They own an accomplished Wirehaired Dachshund named Rosco. Rosco sired my last litter with Scout. Ray and Claudia kept a pup from the litter. She is known as Razen Kane. Ray and Razen tracked down a mature doe the other day. I’m sure it will be the first of many.
I hope all is well and your tracking season going well too. I’m sending a photo of Razen’s first recovery. I received a call Sunday afternoon from a friend of a friend who new I was looking for a fairly easy track to put Razen Kane on. She had been on 3 other tracks that ,although she had tracked well on was unable to come up with a recovery. This guy had made a pretty good shot on this doe,then gave it some time before trailing. The first 300 yrds. of the track he said the blood trail looked like someone poured it out of a bucket , the next 200yrds he had pretty steady drops to where it crossed a road and into a high grass waterway . After they entered the waterway the doe jumped up up and ran down the field towards the river, at this point they backed out. By time I got there with Razen the track was about 8 hours old , I started her at the road and into the waterway she went zig zagging and checking her way through ,I was unable to see any blood in the waterway until we came out of it and she was on the blood. Then she proceeded down the edge of a bean field, through a cockerburr patch, into a dried creekbed and outof it to where she found the doe. The track was about 200 yrds long, she went right up to the deer and started smelling and licking it then looked at me as to say ” so this is what a deer looks like” . It was a great track for her and she had to work at it. The deer was a heart shot and still managed to go about 800 yrds. I helped the guy drag it out and my wife Claudia had a hard time holding Razen back ,she kew it was her deer and wanted it.