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Does this actually work for keeping dogs from running deer? I was told to put some on the collar for a couple days and they get so sick of it that they wont bother running deer scent after that . . ??
 

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The best deer breaking thing I have used is the Tri Tronics collar. I have stopped them from running sometimes with just one lesson. I never had much luck with the deer scent.
I did buy a beagle once that was running rabbit and deer which I didn't know when I bought her. After several applications of the Tri Tronics she quit running deer if she had the collar on. But when you took it off she would run deer. Nothing more aggravating than going out to run rabbits and have the dog leave the country on a deer.
 

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Never tried the Deer scent deal - I agree the e-collar is the most effective. The one thing I learned from other hunters is that you never shock a dog for running something bad before they've had the opportunity to run the right game.
 

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Another vote for tri-tronics. Only took one time for my pup to figure it out. We were running rabbits all day and jumped a doe. I stood on her trail and called him close and let him work the brush. As soon as he hit her trail he started following it but didn't open up. A quick nip on the collar and he immediately left her trail and never ran a deer since.
 

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never had any luck with the "breaking scent" that you are supposed to hang on them. most of the time it smelled like wet hay and deer urine.
i have had luck with using the hock glands and putting them in a can with some cloth scraps or paper towel in the fridge. after they smell like deer put them on mouse traps and just place around where a puppy can get at them. if its a bigger dog use a rat trap.
if its a older dog that has gotten away with running deer its harder. then the ecollar is about the best bet. take them to a feild with deer in it and walk them out to the track. if they run light them up hard. if they are interested even a little tickle them some.
some dogs get it quick some never get it. i like to make sure they have a few good runs on the right game before i go to the collar. and some dogs will need reminded off and on through out there life esp. if you run them with other dogs that arent broke or your buddies dogs.
dogs are like teenagers. one good one alone is fine. 2 or more will probably get in trouble sooner or later. also never shock a dog unless you are 100% sure they are wrong and dont use the collar for obedience, nuisance barking, ect. around the same time frame your trash breaking or you will just have a confused dog.
i'm not an expert by any means but i've broke a few dogs and screwed a few up too. be very careful with the collar as just as many are ruined by it as broke and its a good idea to leave the collar on for a while before and after a session and also even when you think you have them broke its a good insurance policy to have one on when your hunting but be 100% sure before you use it.
i broke a beagle once with the mouse/rat trap method before i ever ran her. one night after she was well started i watched this big doe come bouncing down the trail whie she was running. she came right down the exact trail while i was watching. i didn't have a collar then so i grabbed a stick and was going end that bs. i didnt get there fast enough but the doe had circled around when it saw me so i looped around and stood where i saw here go. the dog never made it to me because the rabbit she was running didnt follow the same trail. if i had gotten to that dog fast enough i probably would have ruined my first decent rabbit dog.
also had a coon dog that cost me a bit of money with porkys. so one night when he went treed and i got there and saw a porky about 20 feet up a tree i was pretty ticked to say the least. that hound was about to get an adjustment also when i remembered what i almost did to that beagle. another good look of the tree showed a small coon in a crotch about 15 feet above the porky. one of the hardest things i learned about breaking dogs is the same lesson you learn with your kids..... never correct/punish in anger.
also any dog i evre had that was worth anything would run a deer until it was taught not too.
 

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Let me ask this; is there any reasonable way to broke them off deer WITHOUT a shock collar . . . or mouse traps (just because I dont have any deer glands to use)? Thanks again
 

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When my beagles are about 6mo. I get a deer leg from the butcher.I make a short drag of about 8'.Collar turned full and get it when they get to leg.
The 1st experence is the one they remember the most!
 

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Let me ask this; is there any reasonable way to broke them off deer WITHOUT a shock collar . . . or mouse traps (just because I dont have any deer glands to use)? Thanks again
i wouldnt want to run a young hound with out a shocker. that doent mean you cant. dogs have been around alot longer than collars.
deer season just got over. pretty sure you should be able to come up with a few hock glands. they are laying all over the road too.
 

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E collar for sure. You can run them in an area than is known to have lots of deer. You have to catch him doing it, then correct immediatley.Dont avoid areas with deer,there usually good rabbit spots. Thats what I have heard anyway, my 2 beagles ignore deer, I got lucky. Good luck.
 

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I like the mouse trap idea, hopefully someone I know will get a deer in muzzleloader now. My friend and I run a pack of beagles 7-10 at a time. Some are older dogs and some are just pups. Never had much problems with deer in the past, but 2 times now since we've gotten this snow we've had deer chases. I'm not sure who started it, but they all followed. My buddy has a e collar, but i don't...yet! Our older dogs have never been a deer problem, occasionally foxes, but I witnessed them watching a deer run off and never think twice about taking that track, now all of sudden, they want to run deer. I think one of the pups starts the track and then they all join in. We were thinking about taking them up one at a time to the top of the mountain and jumping a deer and see who opens on them and then fry them with the e collar. I have 2 young gyps that haven't started yet, but thinking that the mouse trap idea might be nice, thanks for the idea.
 
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