Find a Deer Tracking Dog

Shot a deer but having trouble locating it? There are dozens of deer tracking dog handlers across the state willing and able to help. Don’t let your deer go to waste. Below is a partial list of handlers provided by the Georgia Blood Trailing Network Facebook group, listed by county of coverage with the name and the best means of contact for each.

If you are a deer tracking dog handler and would like to be put on the list, or if you know of any handlers not listed drop us an email and let us know and we’ll get them added.

Updated 9/3/18

ATKINSON:
Randy Vick – 229-224-1814

BAKER:
Randy Vick – 229-224-1814
Crystal Gainey 850-703-0525

BALDWIN:
Baer Schiffer 706-498-0449

BANKS:
Tommy Yarberry 678-313-3737
Baer Schiffer 706-498-0449

BARROW:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
William Kirkland 678-758-8865

BARTOW:
Kayla Harmon 770-547-5646

BEN HILL:
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

BERRIEN:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678

BIBB:
Timmy Oller 487-733-9017
Colbey Garrett 478-319-6101
Steve and Rena Lunsford 478-394-0229 or 478-394-0560

BLECKLEY:
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

BRANTLEY:
James Long 904-742-2029
Ralph bennett 904-759-1487

BROOKS:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Ryan Hughes 229-375-3502
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

BULLOCH:
Amanda Arnsdorff 912-536-2181/912-687-5115

BUTTS:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Steve and Rena Lunsford 478-394-0229 or 478-394-0560

CALHOUN:
Brad Whitmire 931-691-0548
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Crystal Gainey 850-703-0525

CAMDEN:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Heather Hagan 904-545-0392
James Long 904-742-2029
Hayden Englert 904-704-4568

CANDLER:
Randy Zerwig 912-682-7256

CARROLL:
Austin Tillman 770-853-6153
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

CATOOSA:
JT Carter 423-834-4867

CHARLTON:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Heather Hagan 904-545-0392
Krysten Howard 904-383-2678 / 912-843-2584 (also hogs)
James Long 904-742-2029
Hayden Englert 904-704-4568

CHATTAHOOCHEE:
Lyle Avis 785-307-2097
Harold Kowalsky 334-421-1811
Devon Parish 831-535-8834
Judy Catrett 229-314-9082

CLARKE:
Baer Schiffer 706-498-0449
James Tyson 229-894-4454

CLAY:
Harold Kowalsky 334-421-1811
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

CLINCH:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Heather Hagan 904-545-0392
James Long 904-742-2029
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

COBB:
Matt Wilkes 404-569-4273

COFFEE:
Matthew Millhollin 404-317-6211
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

COLQUITT:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678

COLUMBIA:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

COOK:
Ryan Hughes 229-375-3502
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678

COWETA:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

CRAWFORD:
Timmy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

CRISP:
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

DADE:
Brent Wilbanks 256-605-4487

DAWSON:
Shane Bearden 706-716-1949
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502

DECATUR:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Crystal Gainey 850-703-0525

DODGE:
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

DOOLY:
Timmy Oller 487-733-9017
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212
Ben Yelverton 478-952-2571
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

DOUGHERTY:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212

DOUGLAS:
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

EARLY:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Crystal Gainey 850-703-0525

ECHOLS:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Ryan Hughes 229-375-3502
James Long 904-742-2029
Ralph bennett 904-759-1487
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

ELBERT:
Jeff Andrews 706-988-0725

EVANS:
Jay Martin 912-288-0469

FAYETTE:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459

FORSYTH:
Kathy Pressley 706-994-0529
Shane Bearden 706-716-1949
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502

FRANKLIN:
Tommy Yarberry 678-313-3737

FULTON:
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502 (North Only)

GLENN:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487

GRADY:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Crystal Gainey 850-703-0525

GREENE:
William Kirkland 678-758-8865

GWINNETT:
William Kirkland 678-758-8865

HABERSHAM:
Tommy Yarberry 678-313-3737

HALL:
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502

HANCOCK:
Ben Reddick
478-456-7791
Landon Young 478-357-9758

HARALSON:
Austin Tillman 770-853-6153
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

HARRIS:
Lyle Avis 785-307-2097
Harold Kowalsky 334-421-1811
Justin Strickland 706-881-2432
Devon Parish 831-535-8834

HEARD:
Denise Hyatt 770-212-0069
Tim Goode 770-550-0792
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

HENRY:
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753

HOUSTON:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Ben Yelverton 478-952-2571
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

IRWIN:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678

JACKSON:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
William Kirkland 678-758-8865
Baer Schiffer 706-498-0449
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753
James Tyson 229-894-4454

JASPER:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
Steve and Rena Lunsford 478-394-0229 or 478-394-0560

JEFFERSON:
Landon Young 478-357-9758

JENKINS:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487

JOHNSON:
Landon Young 478-357-9758

JONES:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

LAMAR:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753
Steve and Rena Lunsford 478-394-0229 or 478-394-0560

LAURENS:
Landon Young 478-357-9758
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

LEE:
Scott Conley 229-881-0340
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

LINCOLN:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

LOWNDES:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Ryan Hughes 229-375-3502
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

LUMPKIN:
Shane Bearden 706-716-1949
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502

MACON:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Chad Yoder 478-244-8937
Ben Yelverton 478-952-2571
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

MADISON:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
James Tyson 229-894-4454

MARION:
Judy Catrett 229-314-9082
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

McDUFFIE:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

MCINTOSH:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487

MERIWHETHER:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Charlie Hunt 770-344-8196
Justin Strickland 706-881-2432
Devon Parish 831-535-8834
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

MILLER:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

MITCHELL:
Crystal Gainey 850-703-0525
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

MONROE:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Steve and Rena Lunsford 478-394-0229 or 478-394-0560

MORGAN:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846

MUSCOGEE:
Lyle Avis 785-307-2097
Harold Kowalsky 334-421-1811
Devon Parish 831-535-8834

NEWTON:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
Steve and Rena Lunsford 478-394-0229 or 478-394-0560

OCONEE:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
William Kirkland 678-758-8865
James Tyson 229-894-4454

OGLETHORPE:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
James Tyson 229-894-4454

PAULDING:
Charlie Hunt 770-344-8196
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

PEACH:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

PICKENS:
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502

PIERCE:
James Long 904-742-2029

PIKE:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Charlie Hunt 770-344-8196
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753
Steve and Rena Lunsford 478-394-0229 or 478-394-0560

POLK:
Austin Tillman 770-853-6153
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

PULASKI:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

PUTNAM:
Brad Gill 706-816-8831

RANDOLPH:
Harold Kowalsky 334-421-1811
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

RICHMOND:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

ROCKDALE:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846

SCREVEN:
Tom Rodriguez 352-317-1329

SEMINOLE:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

SCHLEY:
Judy Catrett 229-314-9082

SPALDING:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753

STEPHENS:
Tommy Yarberry 678-313-3737
Baer Schiffer 706-498-0449

STEWART:
Harold Kowalsky 334-421-1811

SUMPTER:
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212

TALBOT:
Devon Parish 831-535-8834

TATTNALL:
Jay Martin 912-288-0469

TAYLOR:
Judy Catrett 229-314-9082
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

TERRELL:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

THOMAS:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Crystal Gainey 850-703-0525

TIFT:
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678
Rady Vick 229-224-1814

TROUP:
Harold Kowalsky 334-421-1811
Justin Strickland 706-881-2432
Denise Hyatt 770-212-0069
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805

TURNER:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678

TWIGGS:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

UPSON:
Charlie Hunt 770-344-8196
Steve and Rena Lunsford 478-394-0229 or 478-394-0560

WALKER:
Brent Wilbanks 256-605-4487
JT Carter 423-834-4867

WALTON:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
William Kirkland 678-758-8865

WARE:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
James Long 904-742-2029

WARREN:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

WASHINGTON:
Landon Young 478-357-9758

WHITE:
Scott Abenathy 706-809-8358
Shane Bearden 706-716-1949
Tommy Yarberry 678-313-3737

WILCOX:
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

WILKES:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

WILKINSON:
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

WORTH:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369


Hunters, remember these teams listed above are offering the assistance of themselves and there dog partners to assist with helping to recover a down/wounded deer for you on a voluntary basis. These teams put a lot of time, effort, training, and money into there dogs. so please be respectful of the teams and the handlers decisions on working the dog to be most successful for you. Please remember these teams are voluntarily helping fellow hunters, I’m sure the teams would appreciate reimbursement of expense for travel to get their dogs to you.


Tips for Success

To give the dog the best possible chance for success, please follow these simple instructions, which were compiled by the experienced deer tracking dog handlers at the Georgia Blood Trailing Network Facebook group:

1) Mark the HIT site before you even try to track for yourself. This is probably one of the most important aspects of a successful track. There is A LOT of information that can be gathered here for both handler and dog.

2) Don’t search more than 20 yards past the last blood. If you have made the decision to call a tracking team.

3) Don’t take your lap dog and then call for a blood dog.

4) Call ASAP, you can always go back and grid search with help later if no one is available.

5) Mark the last blood, and then exit the area away from the blood trail. Try not to walk on the path you have been trailing.

6) Get permission of neighbors to search if you think it might be needed. It is still up to the property owner to allow you to retrieve your deer. No, DNR cannot show up and MAKE them let you.

Note: It should be understood that the hunter requesting the help from a blood trailing/tracking dog will cover the expenses of the member coming to your rescue. Agree on circumstances before allowing the team to descend to your area.