Today on the show we’re joined by expert deer tracker and author John Jeanenney and we’re diving deep into the topic of blood tracking and recovering a hit whitetail.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– Who is John Jeanenney and how he became an expert on tracking deer

– How to evaluate the shot site

– How long to wait before tracking for chest shots, liver shots and gut shots

– How to handle body shots

– Will a shot just beneath the spine be recoverable?

– What to do when rain is in the forecast before tracking a deer

– At what point should you stop looking for your deer yourself, and try to get ahold of a tracking dog

– What happens when you bump a wounded deer?

– How to get ahold of a tracking dog

– What kind of dogs are best for blood tracking and can you train an older dog to start tracking?

– The biggest mistake firearm hunters make leading to lost deer

– And much, much more!

Show notes, resources, links:

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