Idaho Teckels

Chui with the successful hunters and a recovered doe

Chui with the successful hunters and a recovered doe

Edd from Idaho sent me this update on his teckels Chui and Dassie.  Chui is about 2.5 years old and Dossie is only 6 months of age.

Hi Brian,
The older lady in this pic hadn’t killed a deer in 12 years so we took her out.  She shot her doe at about 150 yards and it ran off into the thick brush.
We took Chui and Dassie on the track and they both did well. The other woman is my granddaughter Ashlei. We didn’t get Dassie in the pic as she was too busy mauling the back side of the deer.

Chui and Dassie

Chui and Dassie

Olii A Young Deer Tracker From New York

Dan of New York has been busy tracking with his young pup Olii. Olii is a young male pup that came out of our recent D-litter. Dan is an experienced tracker and hunter. He also tracks with his other Dachshund “Usti”. Dan has done a great job training Olii, and things are looking good. Below is an email describing Dan”s recent hunt and track with Olii.

Thanks for the update Dan.  Good luck and continued success in this years hunting, and tracking seasons.

Dan and Olii

Dan and Olii

Sunday’s are family day for us. So when I got home that evening I figured I would take a little time for myself. I only had about an hour and a half.
So I hit the trail behind my house. I positioned myself on about a 20 ft rise overlooking a funnel area.Time was running out. I grabbed the rattle bag and worked it along with the grunt call. In less then 10 minutes I heard a loud noise coming my way. The 8 pointer came out thrashing branches and pawing the ground. My range finder said 35 yards. No problem I thought.
At that moment he turned and headed straight for me. He turned broadside at
18 yards. When the arrow hit I could tell it was a good. After a few minutes I got down. Found the arrow. All good sign. I went back to the house to get Olii. My oldest daughter came with me. I put Olii down at the hit sight. At first there was very little blood. In fact as the track continued we found even less blood. As we tracked I played the shot over and over in my mind. I thought for sure it was good. Olii was on the trail hard. Nose to the ground with excitement. I figured  I should trust the dog. I’m glad I did! After about 200 yrd we began to find more and more blood. Finally after about another 100yrd. we found him piled up. Olii did AWESOME! What had happened was that the entrance of the arrow was high. As you can see from picture the exit wound  was perfect. He was a good buck with a lot of testosterone in him. Olii continues to impress me more and more. When we got to the hit sight there were other deer standing where we needed to be.. Olii picked up the blood and was not distracted by the other fresher scent. I know this is by no means a 20 hour old track. But he is starting to get the experience he needs. There is no doubt in my mind he will continue to progress and be the same on an old cold line on the real thing when the time comes. I know he will. In training him on 20 hour old fake lines he does great! Thanks again Brian for a great dog.


Sookies First Find

Here's a nice update I got from Randy of Lousiana. Randy and his family 
acquired a female pup from our recent D-litter that was whelped in 
April 2013.
They named her Sookie and she is off to a great start.
I love the intense stare Sookie is giving that buck. 
Congratulations Randy. 
Good luck on this years tracking and hunting seasons!

Sookie first find
Hello Brian,
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I'm happy to report that
"Sookie" (AKA pink collar/dedra) tracked her first deer today! I got the
call this evening from a co-worker that said he made a questionable hit on
a buck and may need some help. After questioning him regarding the shot, he
stated the deer was broadside, but thinks it quartered to him when the
arrow met the deer, and the deer ran off with the arrow sticking out of the
shoulder. He wisely backed off and called for help.

Sookie's been performing well on liver drags, but of course there's nothing
like the real deal. Beyond the training, she has settled in well with the
family, and is quite fond of joy rides as well as "lap" time in my
recliner. It has been said that "A man is granted one truly great dog in a
lifetime". It's too early to say Sookie is my once in a lifetime dog, and I
must admit I'm about to burst at the seams from pride over tonight's
successful track, but she very well could be on her way to become "the
one". (On a side note, If dogs can read in heaven - Jo Jo, you were a jam
up beagle with more hunting drive than I have ever seen. Please don't take
offense to this. You'll always be special.)

Back to the track -- I dropped the barely over 5 month old Sookie at the
scene of the crime. She immediately keyed in on what she was there for. I
was a little worried because the hunter said there were seven deer that
were also there when the arrow took flight. To the best of my knowledge,
little Sookie had never crossed a fresh deer line. To add to my concern, we
jumped a deer that was almost standing where the one we were after was hit.
I dropped the lead and tried to keep my distance. After few tight circles,
Sookie got her bearings straight and shot off like a roman candle in the
direction of the wounded deer according to the hunter. I picked up the
lead, and I could tell by the excitement that was transferred from her
through the long lead to my hand, that she was on something. At this point
the only blood visibly seen was at the site of the shot. My concerns were
dispelled 75 yards into the track when I was able to confirm Sookie was on
the correct line by seeing more blood! At this point the little pup was
pulling me like a tug boat pulling a canoe. The further we went the harder
she pulled. She pulled me all the way to where the deer finally went down.
It was only a 200 yard journey, but I couldn't be more proud of her. She
started to reap the rewards of her prize by licking the entrance wound of
the buck. I gave her praise for her success, and she showed her
appreciation by giving me a face full of bloody kisses. This will be one
that I never forget. I know they won't always be this easy for her, but I
can't wait for the next find!

Good luck with your season, and I'll report back with other tracks
regardless of the outcome.

Randy Duke and Sookie Boudin Rouge

For clarification on the pup's name. "Sookie" is the name of a character
off a show called "True* Blood*" that is portrayed to be in good ole
Louisiana. Boudin Rouge is a cajun name for "*Blood* Sausage"  We thought
it would be fitting for her since she is now residing and tracking in the
Bayou State.

Skeeter’s First Track

Skeeter Von Riggan Hibbs

Skeeter Von Riggan Hibbs

Here’s an update I received recently from Jeff and Tammy about their dog Skeeter.  Skeeter came out of our  C-litter that was whelped in December of 2012.  Congratulations Jeff and Tammy on Skeeter’s successful track and recovery. Keep up the good work!

I shot a doe with my bow Saturday morning.  The shot was a little back and I
found out later nicked the liver.  Skeeter and Tammy took the track about an
hour later and proceeded to cross a dry creek and across uncut soybeans with
a light blood trail.  Then the blood stopped and Skeeter took over.  He took
us 80 + yards down a bare field edge with no visible blood and then dove
into the trees where Tammy found blood.  Across the creek again with a stop
in the creek bottom to pick up my arrow and another 200 yards north until
the trail ran out in a wooded bedding area.  It was eleven a.m. and Skeeter
was signed up for Dachshund races in a neighboring town, so we left the
track until later that afternoon.  We got back to the area at 5:30 that
afternoon.  Skeeter and Tammy went to the Point of Loss while I checked out
a nearby patch of trees.   Ten minutes and 50 yards from the Point of Loss
they found her in some tall grass.  I had walked within 15 feet of her when
I walked thru the area earlier in the day.  The track was over 400 yards and
the wind was blowing 25 mph from the north with gusts to 35 mph.  We could
not be more proud.  

Thanks again for a great little dog.
Jeff & Tammy
Tammy and Skeeter with the recovered doe

Tammy and Skeeter with the recovered doe