Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
This buck Sypris tracked back in 2013. Shot with a Xbow at last light from a high elevated tree stand at a mere 10'. Shot placement was unknown a we couldn't find the bolt. Good blood for the first 75 yards.
Shot sight was never confirmed until 2 days later. Started Sypris at first blood and she took us 1.24 miles. After 75 yards in to the track the blood trail abruptly stopped. We were only finding a single drop of blood every 100 yards. With out a dog there would be zero chance of tracking this buck. We ended up tracking him in front of my clients trail cam as you can see in the two of the four pictures. Look closely you can see the entrance hole and intestines hanging out between the bucks legs. At the time of tracking we didn't not think we were tracking a gut shot buck. We tracked him in to a thick pine patch that was about .68 mile away. We pumped him out of the pines and he crossed an extremely busy road and ended up swimming through a pond that was about 30 yards across. At this point we are not finding any blood at all. We tracked him in to a young sapling thicket where we found one spot of blood transfer to confirm Sypris work. Total distance tracked now was 1.23 miles. At this point Sypris was loosing focus on the track and due to lack of blood and distance tracked we called the track off. Next day is rained all day and the buck went in to a public city park. By day three we all realized the buck was gut shot. Arrangements were made to give Sypris a try (knowing 99.9% chance should would not be able to scent track however maybe air scent the body) and a search party was formed. After many hours of searching and not finding anything the search was called off. After the winter my client got word of a 14 year old boy finding a giant buck dead just north of the city park. The young man had cut the Antlers off. The buck traveled at least another 1 mile from where we stopped tracking.
Sad day for any hunter!!!
We all learned many lessons from this misfortune and for that we will be better hunters and trackers.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Monday, December 16, 2013
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The hunter hit high and back angling down in to the liver/gut and maybe 1 lung. A great blood trail for 75-100 yards. Once the arrow feel out the blood STOPPED!! We went another 100 yards before finding a pin drop. Chris Davis actually walked the same exact route however with the snow on the ground and the amazing blood trail he figured the buck didn't go this way!! His searched continued heading west from the last blood (more probable route) still he couldn't find any blood. So at this point he decided to try a tracking dog. He is friends with Chris & Brandy LaFountain and Brandy suggested that he call Sypris & I. Sypris made quick work of the track. The buck went .26 of a mile and we found him in 18 minutes. We found where the buck bedded and probably bumped from Chris searching. Chris waited 1.5 hours before searching he thought his shot was on the money!!!! The buck must have lunged forward as soon as he released the arrow. Chris told me he wouldn't have found his best buck to date with out the help of Sypris. Now his buck is in the freezer and the trophy is taxidermist bound!!! Great buck Chris and thanks for using Michigan Deer Track'n Hounds.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Monday, November 25, 2013
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Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I’m writing this letter in reference to my son John’s experience with Rob Miller and Sypris from MDTH. This began on November 8th, 2013 in Davison, MI while my son was bow hunting that morning at 1030 when he heard a noise to his left and was able to see one side of a set of antlers and knew it was a shooter. John grabbed his bow and was able to grunt and get the buck to stop and shot while quartering away. The buck ran thinking he missed when he saw the deer crash and fall appr. 40 yards away and get up and run again. After the shot and reviewing it he noticed a branch was still moving in his shooting lane. After an hour of waiting I (Dad) met up with John and found his arrow near the sight he shot him. A full pass through with bright red blood the entire arrow without bubbles or foul smell John felt it was farther back possible liver and we decided to give him time. Sitting near the edge of a cut corn field we realized he had ran across to another wood lot and needing to get permission we back out.
John called Rob Miller to get his advice in which he reaffirmed that he felt it was most likely liver/gut shot and that he was committed all day and was able to help us if needed late evening.
John and I decided to go back after obtaining permission from the land ownerat 1630 hrs to pick up the track and was able to track him to the edge of the wood lot. Had blood up to appr 15 yards from the wood lot and marked it and were unable to find any other sign in the wood lot.
Met with Rob and Sypris at appr 2130 hrs and started the track which was a first for us and was very impressed with Sypris and Rob and their dedication and professionalism. Sypris was able to pick up the track with minimal issues and once on fresh blood from where the buck bedded down Sypris was hot on the trail. Tracked the buck appr 1.4 miles were he was jumped by Sypris and Rob and Rob felt we should back out and come back in the am.
After a very sleepless night we returned Saturday morning to were the buck was last jumped and while waiting for Sypris and Rob, John wanted to glass the woods and appr 50 yds from where the buck was jumped the night before there he lies. Rob and Sypris arrived and finished the excellent tracking job that Sypris started 13 hrs prior and what an exciting moment for all involved and undoubtedly we would have never found this trophy without Sypris and Rob.
John & Larry