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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Has anybody heard the rumor about letting professionally owned tracking dogs being allowed to operate in Pa? Supposedly used to recover lost deer that were hit.
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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 04:26 PM
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Re: Tracking Dogs

still in bill form..not passed yet

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post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 10:23 AM
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What good is it if they have to be professionals?

The deer didn't disappear.... the 250,000 guys who used to walk around and make the deer move did.
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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 12:40 PM
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Re: Tracking Dogs

I think that as long as the dog is "on a leash" it should be legal. I've lost deer in the past, and know others who have too -- especially in the early archery season when there is still a lot of foliage in the woods, and following a blood trail is difficult. I don't understand some laws; especially any that would making the recovery of a deer difficult or impossible. I mean, it's fine for dogs to recover small game - so why not deer?
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We're in agreement Karl.
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post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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So...Why are these professional dog guys trying to get into Pa.? You go home, get out of your hunting stuff and take the dog for a walk. A person has to wonder what is up when special interest groups petition the state.
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post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 02:18 PM
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Re: Tracking Dogs

Some of the "professional dog guys" are members here and nice people. There just trying to open the door for retrieving wounded deer with dogs and it is my understanding that if this is passed and you have a dog you would like to get certified and use to track game that would be possible. Lots of guys already training there labs and such to be shed dogs, they could easily train there dogs to be recovery and get certified. JMHO.

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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 03:26 PM
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There are lots of guys who already have trained blood tracking dogs in PA. Those with Drahthaars and Kurzhaars. There might even be some others under german testing systems.

These are trained dogs, not dogs that will be trained. Its part of the testing in order to breed.

But to open this up to just so called professionals or some guy who gets a cerificate from deer tracker.com is just ridiculous. I have no support for it if the laws says tracking needs to be performed by a certified dog or a professional.

Why would you have to have the dog certified? Either you trained him to perform the task so you use its skill, or you take a dog out on a leash that is of no help in finding the deer. To tell everyone they can only use a certified dog just seems like a special interest group that is looking for a way to make a buck.

The deer didn't disappear.... the 250,000 guys who used to walk around and make the deer move did.
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I think this a major issue that needs to be addressed. I know many of people who wish they could take their dogs out with them to track deer, but it isn't realistic. Maybe dogs who become "certified" by there standards but still just maybe. Owning horses and other livestock I feel this will be a major issue. I have no issues with using dogs...unless it's affecting my personal property. I feel too many individuals will take advantage of the certifiation although there dogs may be interfering with others property particularly livestock...JMO.

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The dogs would have to stay on a leash, they could not be turned loose to track according to the bill I remember so the concern about harrassing cattle and domestic animals isn't valid.




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