Training beagle pups for deer hunting is a fairly simple process, and these guys expertly show the basics to get started.
Training beagle pups for deer hunting is all about tapping into their natural scent ability and desire to hunt. These hunters take a minute to demonstrate how simple it can be to start beagles deer hunting.
I used to have a beagle before my retrievers and I can tell you from experience that if they come from a good bloodline of hunters getting them to effectively hunt deer is a snap. It is as simple as starting with the basic commands you teach any puppy and slowing ramping up with exercises like these guys are doing.
The most important training before starting hunting training is ensuring your beagles will return to you with an effective command signal such as a whistle. Beagles are well known for ranging out so you want to instill a command that returns them so you don’t lose them in the bush.
Getting them on a scent by using a deer tail or piece of hide and dragging it through different kinds of bush will get the dogs used to hunting different types of cover. It is instinctive for beagles to push deer and really good beagles actually will work deer back towards a posted hunter. It is one of the most effective ways to hunt whitetail in thick cover.
If you are lucky enough to live in an area that allows deer hunting with dogs consider getting some beagles and try one very exciting method.