Deer and my pointers

While you can hunt sambar deer without a companion dog, I find it so much more rewarding seeing my trained dog work and help find them.

It can be a lonely place deep in the back country on a sambar hunt and sometimes it’s nice just having a dog around to talk to. My older English pointer Ella, is now 8 so it was time to do some succession planning. Enter ‘Dottie’ the new dog on the block.

Dottie has been accompanying Ella on sambar hunts for the last 3 months and the results have been great. We have shot 4 stags and 2 hinds with her and the lessons learned will be invaluable as she eventually takes the reins.

I have put a few pictures together to showcase the pointer pair, and when you come on a sambar hunt with me the choice is yours whether to take the dog or do it on our own.

Point finds Sambar deer
Dead sambar deer found
english pointer training
First sambar stag kill with english pointer pup
second sambar deer with pup