UKDTR NEWS

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Test Weekend:

We are holding a Test Weekend for both dog and handler on the 21st/22nd April at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset.

Saturday will be for testing dogs on a 20hr old tracking test and shot site testing for the handlers (please see tracking page for test info).

Sunday is for the development day (handler training ) this day covers insurance, risk assessment and best practice, shot site inspection, equipment needed, the law when tracking, there is a small paper test at the end of the day.

There are only six places for the dog tracking test but we can accommodate more people on the handler day.

Please contact us for more info. See our details on the CONTACT page.


New Members:

We now have five more qualified tracking teams covering even more parts of the UK (please see our Callout Team page in the menu above) all the new tracking teams have passed their 20hr old tracking test with their dogs and completed their handler training and test.

One team now has 2 tracking dogs in the system.

We also have another new member that will be taking on a judging and advisory training role.

 


Rudi Van Kets:

We would also like to introduce Rudi Van Kets

Rudi will be helping to judge future tracking tests and helping in an advisory training role. Rudi is present Chairman of a Flemish tracking group in Belgium and has been training dogs for tracking for over 30 years with many live tracks under his belt.

 


Track Training Days:

These days are for people who have a dog.  We will pre-lay trails to practice on.  There will be help and advice on practical tracking, gear, laying tracks, handlers tips etc.

The spaces for these events will be limited on a ‘first come first served’ basis, and booking to be through our secretary  -  Richard Evans 07989 538 350 or email him on: richard.evans300@outlook.com

The dates are:

  • dates tba - keep your eyes on this page for updates, thanks.

The cost will be £20 per team.


For further information generally, you can always contact us – see the Contact page for details.


DENMARK....

This year more UKDTR tracking teams went to Denmark last May to follow and track with some of Denmark's call-out teams for the opening of the Roe Buck Season and also for the end of the driven season. This is a fantastic opportunity for our tracking teams to gain live tracking experience from some of the best in Europe. We are hoping for more teams to go again next year to gain more experience on Deer and Wildboar.

 

 

 


Shot Site Seminars....

Earlier this year we held our first Shot Site Seminar at Calton Moor Range in Deryshire. It was aq well attended event run by UKDTR tracing teams. Consisting of a PowerPoint presentation tracking demo. Shot Site examinations including a real life Shot Site and the use of our new 3D deer target. Demonstratijng how easy it is to lose your bearings after taking a shot and not marking your positions. These days are set out to help educate the stalker from novice to the experienced in how to make marking, finding and working out what to look for and recognise the signs on and ariound the Shot Site after a shot or shots have been taken.

We will be running further days acdross the country next year; with several days to be held in Scotland. Please keep an eye on our website and our Facebook POage and events c alendar for updates; or email our Events and Training Officer - Brian Gilbert @ brianjack243@gmail.com


BLASER....

This year saw another two tracking teams proudly receiving their new Blaser Rifles we thank Robert and the rest of the Blaser team for their continued support in what we do.

 


 

Check back on this page from time to time for further updates of events and news.

 

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