I've heard this before, anybody else tried it?before i had my collars, if a young dog ran a deer, I would put a deer hide in a metal barrel with some small 1 inch rocks. I would put the dog in the barrel and roll it until the dog got sick. I would do this several days in a row. I was told that the dog would associate the smell of the deer hide with getting sick and the rocks hitting them and they would shy away from it. i don't know how effective it is all the time, but i know it use to work for me.
Here in NC we run dogs on deer and a good friend of mine takes all the culls I can find him that cant be broke. Beagles make some of the best deer dogs I have ever hunted with. We have a lot of small woods in big open farm land and beagles are alot easier to handle so we can hunt several woods in a days time. Plus the beagles dont push the deer as hard as big hounds and makes for easier shot .Shock collar once, then it depends on how far they are when running a deer. If far then a 30-30 or 30-06. Up close 22. I first try and give them away with no papers. I have apsolutely no use for a trash runner. Too many good hounds out there to put up with it.
Here in Kansas its against the law to run deer with any kind of dog. I wish we had someone that would take a trash runner, but here its one of those things folks want nothing to do with. We have as many deer as rabbits it seems (not to mention fox, yotes, cats) so if you have a trash runner you may have a off race everytime you go out. Now dont get me wrong I am more patient with pups, but once they are a year or so old I know if this is going to be a problem. I will also shock a hound and try to get him to stop ONCE! Then I have given a few away as pets or farm dogs. However if none of the above work, I will not bear the cost to keep it.Here in NC we run dogs on deer and a good friend of mine takes all the culls I can find him that cant be broke. Beagles make some of the best deer dogs I have ever hunted with. We have a lot of small woods in big open farm land and beagles are alot easier to handle so we can hunt several woods in a days time. Plus the beagles dont push the deer as hard as big hounds and makes for easier shot .
I had a friend that I use to hunt with that never wanted to go where there were deer at and I always told him that you couldnt breakem off deer if they never smelt one. The main reason I break all of my dogs is so that I can hunt in some real nice places with lots of rabbits that most of the guys that have deer runners wont go.I've got a spot that is just loaded with deer,and rabbit. When there pups i take them down there , and get them on rabbit. There running rabbits,but i know there's fresh deer scent around ,i think they learn to stay off the deer. My thinking is your not going to avoid deer for a hounds entire life so put them around them.Just as long as there's rabbits around.