I would first like to take a moment to thank you for your interest in Southern Blood Trackers.
My name is Kevin Lang and I am a avid deer hunter and tracker. I decided to start an association to share my passion with other deer hunters. I have been tracking and training blood dogs for over 8 years. I have great plans for Southern Blood Trackers. I have two trained blood dogs. My goal is to get more hunters involved in the great sport of hunting and recovery of wild game. The response I have had from other hunter has been great. There are several other trackers in the southern states showing interest in our association. I would really like to bring the fellow hunters together to discuss the experiences that we have encountered.
2012 - 2013 Tracker Of The Year
Denham Springs, LA
Just wanted to say "Thank You guys for finding my buck today. I have to say we were very impressed with Jake "James Dog". To James, Kevin and Dakota "Kevin's son", you guys are great. We will highly reccomend you to everyone! Fast, friendly, and very efficient.
Kathy Wilkerson, Jackson, LA
Abney Canine Training
Canine Tracking Seminar
April 26 – 28, 2013
$150.00 (with Dog) $100.00 (without Dog)
All instructions and testing by Master Trainer Don Abney
Tracking instructions includes Blood Trails, Human, and Competition.
Both Beginners and Experienced handlers are welcomed. No dogs under the age of 4 months admitted to seminar. Proof of all vaccinations, including Rabies and Bordetella must be current.
We are accepting 35 handlers with or without dogs.
Applications will be sent and accepted until all seats are filled.
Hotel reservations at LaQuinta Inn - 200 Pinnacle Pkwy - Covington, LA70433
985 871 0356 Office
must be made three weeks in advance. Request the ABCANTRA Tracking Rate
Seminar will begin with Sign In on Friday, April 26 between and
Friday, April 26, – Classroom, Instructions & Discussion. LaQuinta Inn Meeting Room.
Saturday, April 27, Field work. - Lunch provided.
Saturday, April 27, – Dinner and Social Activity in LaQuinta Inn Meeting Room.
Sunday, April 28, – Field work. - Lunch provided.
Sunday, April 28, – till – ABCANTRA Tracking Certification.
AWESOME! Cash did an awesome job. He found the deer and it was still alive. His bell stopped ringing, and I knew what that meant. About 250 yard track. Great Job Ryan Aucoin and Cash
My name is Chad Gaspard, I learned about your site from Mark Liprai. Mark got me interested in getting my own tracking dog. I purchaased a 3 month old Catahoula over Black Mouth Kurr puppy and named her Marley. I began training her. I worked with her one solid week on tracking and one week on obedeance training. I went on a hunt in Crockett, Tx last week and decided to take Marley along. During the hunt my brother in law shot a 10 Point Buck which ran off into a dense wooded area. My Brother in Law found one little spot of blood but could not find the deer. He called me on my cell phone while I was in my Blind. He told me what happened. i told him to stay put and i would be right over with Marley because I wanted to see how she would react. I pulled up to where he was, and strapped a 30 foot long lead to Marley's vest. I brought her over to the spot of blood and asked her to ! > "check it" She did and then immediately turned towards the woods and took off nose down. At first I was thinking "no way!!" I followed her into the woods at a distance of 200 yards. Low and behold there was the Buck! I was completely blown away!! My 3 1/2 month old puppy found her first deer!! And with absolutly no help! By this point we had an audiance of about 6 hunters who were all in shock that a puppy did this. I am now hooked!
About 300 yd track on gut shot deer . He was shot about early this morning and they gave up. Had to talk them into letting me give it a shot. They lost track after 50 yards and walked all over. Deer had took a hard right into cutover and made a big loop like a light bulb. Great Job Donnie Morales
Best one so far. Deer went 300 yds and barely bled. Dog did great.
This is Tristian Gazzea, Tristian started tracking deer this year, Tristian and his dog are doing a great job. Keep up the good work, SBTA is honored to have ya'll on board.
This is a deer Tim Worthy took in Wilson, LA. Although the deer was recovered by Tim, Tim gave us the opportunity to work my dogs, although the dogs was not need to recover the deer this provided a perfect training opportunity. If you know someone who has a dog please give them the opportunity to work there dogs even if the deer was recovered by the hunter. One day you may need that dog to help you locate a deer.
2012 - 2013 Drawing Winners
Corporate Sponser Winner
Vines Brothers Deer Processing
I would like to thanks all the member that joined Southern Blood Trackers Association. With the support of the members we will continue to strive to recover every deer possible. "THIS CAN NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT". I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support. You can continue to join and your name will be entered in next years drawing.
Kevin Lang - President
Deer Season Is Here
Deer season is once again upon us. This year Southern Blood Trackers Association is excited to announce that the success rate of deer recovered last year was great. Many calls came in last year and that makes it worth wild to continue to strive to educate hunters on how important it is to be persistent when recovering the wild game. The wide spread of hunter involvement continues to grow every year. Without the support of the hunters this would not be possible. Southern Blood Trackers acknowledges a tracker every year for the outstanding service he/she provides for hunters. The 2011/2012 tracker of year was Marcus de la Houssaye. I would like to thankMarcus de la Houssaye for his hard work. Southern Blood Trackers Association would also like to encourage everyone to get a friend involved in recovery of wounded game. The members for the 2012/2013 hunting will be entered into a drawing for a special gift. Your membership must be in by November 18, 2012. Southern Blood Trackers Association would like to encourage hunters to email photos and articles about their hunting and tracking experiences. This enables other hunters to see how important it is to have a tracker at hand, which is why we keep the website at your finger tips.
One important topic I would like to cover is the success of deer recovery. One thing is for sure, deer recovery is not always easy. As hard as we try to make the perfect shot it does not always happen. A bad shot does not always mean that the hunt is unsuccessful. A tracker with their dog is a very powerful tool that we as hunters need to utilize. Teaching our youngsters that if you pull the trigger on wild game it is your obligation as a hunter to utilize all resources to recover that game. Our children are the future for the preservation of the great sport of hunting. Southern Blood Trackers Association needs your help and support to continue to educate hunters.
“JUST A REMINDER”After the shot there is a few things that need to happen in order to increase the chances for a successful recovery. First thing, always get an exact location the animal was standing at the time of the shot. Once this location is found hang some flagging tape. Access the situation for signs of impact. Once you determined the animal was hit, try and determine the departure direction, being careful not to disturb any signs left by the wounded game. If you choose to continue tracking yourself continue to flag signs of the path the game took without disturbing any of the signs. Disturbing the signs left by the game can make recovery with a dog more difficult. Always give the animal ample time to expire before beginning the track. This is one of the most overlooked problems when it comes to wild game recovery.
This is my son Dakota Lang. Dakota is a up and coming tracker for Southern Blood Trackers. Dakota has a Blue Lacy that is doing well. Jazz his blue lacy, that would not stay still for this photo but she was the one who found this deer. TBoy just has to be in all the pictures - so he thinks. Congratulations on your nice buck son.