The Deer Search Inc. Tracking competition took place on April 6, 2013 at Casperkill Game Club Inc. 116 Stone House Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Seven (7) artificial blood lines were laid out prior to the competition. The lines were marked out by Bill Siegrist and Gentian Shero. The blood was put out by Bill Siegrist and Barbara Schmidt. The time limit for each team was one and one half hours (1 1/2 hours). Six (6) teams of handler and dog were entered into the competition. Of the 6 teams entered 3 teams were able to complete the track and place in the competition and three (3) were unable to complete the track and place in the competition. The DSI judges for the competition were Roger Humeston-Master Handler, Mark Long-Master Handler and Bill Siegrist-Master Handler. Four members of DSI apprenticed as judges during the competition. They are: Sue Orlick, Peter Martin, Gentian Shero and Beth Shero. About 25 Deer Search members and guests attended the competition.
Brambles and grapevines are a great mix to keep an old man agile and active. The necessary dodging, ducking and crouching does more good than any workout at the gym. Each call I take is tougher than the last, but my legs get stronger to meet the challenge. The call I took yesterday taught me […]
While my beloved monitor (that’s Jolanta) was napping on the couch, I had a chance to sneak out on a deer call. With Tracking Dog Tommy on the seat beside me, we hit the road driving south. It sounded like a stomach shot, back in the “rear ribs”, but you never know. When we got […]
Today was the fist day of our bow season and my first day of tracking at age 79. I have total confidence in my tracking dog Tommy, but I confess that I was a bit concerned about my own agility in the woods. Jolanta was even more concerned and went along so that she could […]
Our annual picnic will be held on Sunday, July 22nd 2012, rain date the 29th, at the Pleasant Valley Trout and Game Club at Noon. There will be a short club meeting scheduled and if anyone wishes to bring their dogs, that is fine, but Bill Siegrist said we won’t have any dog events scheduled. […]
Thank you for everyone that attended the Deer Search Picnic 2011! We would like to thank Bruce and Karen Zeman for organizing the picnic! The weather was very warm but everyone had a great time socializing, playing horse shoes, eating good food and catching up with friends.
The seminar will be held August 4th at 5pm at the Town hall in Pleasant Valley. The seminar will be given by Dave Wohlbach and Bill Siegrist will help. The information below might be of interest to our members and the seminar might inspire some else. The seminar is for DSI members only. August 19 […]
It’s almost here!!! Our annual picnic will be held Sunday, July 17th at the Pleasant Valley Trout and Game Club at 11 AM. There will not be any club meeting scheduled and if anyone wishes to bring their dogs, that is fine, but due to time constraints, we won’t have any dog events. The day […]
Dear Search Inc. has gathered tracking stats from 21 trackers. Of those 21 trackers 12 reported mileage and 11 reported donations. Here are the results. Annual Tracking Summary 2010/2011 Total In New York State Only Bow Shot Deer/Bear-Total Valid Sorties 275 180 Total Invalid Sorties 2 Bow Shot Deer/Bear Recovered 95 63 Bow Shot […]
To all members of DSI FLC, DSI WNY, and DSI Inc, This year’s competition hosted by Deer Search Finger Lakes Chapter Inc. in Campbell, NY was a huge success!. Weather conditions were brutal probably the worst tracking condition that you could have. The large amount of rain and wind, yet we still managed to get […]