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.
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One Response to “Sookies First Find”

  1. Terry C says:

    Thanks for bringing Sookie and letting me have opportunity for her first find. It was pretty awesome to see Sookie with no hesitation track directly to the buck.

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