Waddington dog tracker recovers 100th deer since offering service
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 9:28 am

From left are Roger Wilson, Luna, and Tom Rausch.

WADDINGTON — Waddington man Tom Rausch and his hunting dogs hits a milestone Nov. 6 when they recovered their 100th deer since they began tracking.

Rausch and Luna recovered this 9-point buck for Roger Wilson, near Ogdensburg.

This is the 100th recovery for Tom, Luna, and Kunox.

Tom can be reached at (315) 854-2044.

Rausch said if hunters can’t find their game after shooting, they can call or text him at 315-854-2044.

Hunters should mark the hit site, then clearly mark the trail to the point of loss.

To increase your chances of a recovery, back out without grid searching.

Hunters unknowingly step in blood and grid searching spreads scent everywhere, making it harder for the dog to get past that point. If in doubt, back out and call, says Rausch.

Hunters will need permission from neighboring property owners before Rausch, Luna, and Kunox go on their property.

The tracker and his dogs are willing to travel 1.5 hours each direction from Waddington.

This is a free service, said Rausch, but a donation for gas is appreciated.