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    DefaultBow hunting with a dog?

    First off, I have never been hunting before, but I have always wanted to go. My fiancee and I both don't want guns, but we both are getting into archery. It seems to me that bow hunting with a dog could be dangerous. Is this an accurate assumption?

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    Yes it can be dangerous. My friend took his German shepherd with him and the dog accidental was shot in the back by one. If your dog stays by your side and is well trained the danger level will be down but still there. The gsd was very well trained but she saw a squirrel and was gone. She died to complications.
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    That is really sad... One of my concerns was a dog retrieving an animal with an arrow sticking in it. I wouldn't want the dog to somehow get the arrowhead stabbed into its' mouth.

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    I know a local deer hunter that has a can corso that pulls the deer.Next time i see him i can ask and see what he does. Just a ? what are you going to hunt?
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    Boars. I would also like to hunt geese and turkeys. I would like to hunt deer also, but I would need some moral support to do that.

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    indilabrescue.org This might help but im not quite for sure.
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    Tracking Dogs for Bowhunters Im sorry the other one was wrong this is the one you need.
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    Thank you! Looks like when I get my pup I will have some serious training to do!

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    Yes lots and lots but it will be fun!
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    I've been on hog hunts where they use dogs to track wounded animals. Done right, there is virtually no danger to the dog ... done right. If you are an inexperienced hunter and haven't participated in hunter safety training, you will be the most dangerous thing in the woods.

    Start with a basic hunter safety training course for yourself and your fiancee. Move on to bow hunter safety training. Once you have completed both courses of training, consider how you will utilize your dog in the hunt.

    I don't know of anyone that takes their dog into the woods to hunt deer. Some people utilize dogs to hunt hogs, but that's better done with a pack as most individual dogs don't stand a chance against a 400-500 lb wild boar.

    If you plan to hunt geese or ducks with a bow, please take video.

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