Find a Georgia Deer Tracking Dog

Shot a deer but having trouble locating it? There are dozens of blood-trailing 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 blood trailing 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.

Check out the Georgia Afield Hunting Podcast Episode 7 where we discuss all things related to deer tracking dogs with Ken Parker.


ATKINSON:
Randy Vick – 229-224-1814
Jason Bell 912-599-0013

BACON:
Austin Hill 912-286-6959

BAKER:
Randy Vick – 229-224-1814

BALDWIN:
Baer Schiffer 706-498-0449
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394
Dean Hummel 478-451-7522

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
Matt Wilkes 404-569-4273

BEN HILL:
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

BERRIEN:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678
Brandon Granberg 850-838-7524/850-929-2309
Jason Bell 912-599-0013

BIBB:
Timmy Oller 487-733-9017
Colbey Garrett 478-319-6101
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394
Rena and Steve Lunsford 478-394-0229 / 478-394-0560

BLECKLEY:
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mickey Jarrad 478-484-5221
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

BRANTLEY:
James Long 904-742-2029 / 904-728-4326
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Austin Hill 912-286-6959
Krysten Howard 904-383-2678 / 912-843-2584 (also hogs)

BROOKS:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Ryan Hughes 229-375-3502
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Brandon Granberg 850-838-7524/850-929-2309

BULLOCH:
Amanda Arnsdorff 912-536-2181/912-687-5115
Butts:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Rena and Steve Lunsford 478-394-0229 / 478-394-0560
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753

CALHOUN:
Brad Whitmire 931-691-0548
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

CAMDEN:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Heather Hagan 904-545-0392
James Long 904-742-2029 / 904-728-4326
Hayden Englert 904-704-4568
Austin Hill 912-286-6959
Krysten Howard 904-383-2678 / 912-843-2584 (also hogs)

CANDLER:
Randy Zerwig 912-682-7256

CARROLL:
Austin Tillman 770-853-6153
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772
Tyler Yeager 678-953-8214
Matt Wilkes 404-569-4273

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 / 904-728-4326
Hayden Englert 904-704-4568
Austin Hill 912-286-6959

CHATTAHOOCHEE:
Lyle Avis 785-307-2097
Devon Parish 831-535-8834
Judy Catrett 229-314-9082

CHATTOOGA:
Dale Sutton 706-936-3059

CLARKE:
Baer Schiffer 706-498-0449

CLAY:
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772

CLAYTON:
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753

CLINCH:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Heather Hagan 904-545-0392
James Long 904-742-2029 / 904-728-4326
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Jason Bell 912-599-0013
Krysten Howard 904-383-2678 / 912-843-2584 (also hogs)

COBB:
Russell Butcher 678-576-6223
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
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101

COLUMBIA:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

COOK:
Ryan Hughes 229-375-3502
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101

COWETA:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772
Tyler Yeager 678-953-8214
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753

CRAWFORD:
Timmy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

CRISP:
Taylor Farrow 229-886-3212
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

DADE:
Brent Wilbanks 256-605-4487

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

DECATUR:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101

DEKALB:
Russell Butcher 678-576-6223

DODGE:
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mickey Jarrad 478-484-5221
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

DOOLY:
Timmy Oller 487-733-9017
Ben Yelverton 478-952-2571
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

DOUGHERTY:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

DOUGLAS:
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772
Matt Wilkes 404-569-4273

EARLY:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

ECHOLS:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Ryan Hughes 229-375-3502
James Long 904-742-2029 / 904-728-4326
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Krysten Howard 904-383-2678 / 912-843-2584 (also hogs)
Jason Bell 912-599-0013

ELBERT:
Jeff Andrews 706-988-0725

EVANS:

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

FLOYD:
Dale Sutton 706-936-3059

FORSYTH:
Kathy Pressley 706-994-0529
Shane Bearden 706-716-1949
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502
Russell Butcher 678-576-6223

FRANKLIN:
Tommy Yarberry 678-313-3737

FULTON:
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502 (North Only)
Tyler Yeager 678-953-8214 (Southern)
Russell Butcher 678-576-6223

GLYNN:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Austin Hill 912-286-6959

GORDON:
Dale Sutton 706-936-3059

GRADY:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

GREENE:
William Kirkland 678-758-8865

GWINNETT:
William Kirkland 678-758-8865
Russell Butcher 678-576-6223

HABERSHAM:
Tommy Yarberry 678-313-3737

HALL:
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502
Dalton Hall 678-343-3066

HANCOCK:
Landon Young 478-357-9758

HARALSON:
Austin Tillman 770-853-6153
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772
Matt Wilkes 404-569-4273

HARRIS:
Lyle Avis 785-307-2097
Justin Strickland 706-881-2432
Devon Parish 831-535-8834

HEARD:
Denise Hyatt 770-212-0069
Tim Goode 770-550-0792
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772
Tyler Yeager 678-953-8214

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

HOUSTON:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Ben Yelverton 478-952-2571
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

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
Russell Butcher 678-576-6223

JASPER:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394
Rena and Steve Lunsford 478-394-0229 / 478-394-0560

JEFF DAVIS:

JEFFERSON:
Landon Young 478-357-9758

JENKINS:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487

JOHNSON:
Landon Young 478-357-9758
Mickey Jarrad 478-484-5221
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

JONES:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

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

LANIER:
Jason Bell 912-599-0013

LAURENS:
Landon Young 478-357-9758
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mickey Jarrad 478-484-5221
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

LEE:
Scott Conley 229-881-0340
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369

LINCOLN:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

LONG:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487

LOWNDES:
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Ryan Hughes 229-375-3502
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Brandon Granberg 850-838-7524/850-929-2309

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
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

MADISON:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846

MARION:
Judy Catrett 229-314-9082
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-639

McDUFFIE:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

MCINTOSH:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-148

MERIWHETHER:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Charlie Hunt 770-344-8196
Justin Strickland 706-881-2432
Devon Parish 831-535-8834
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772
Tyler Yeager 678-953-8214 (North)
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753

MILLER:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

MITCHELL:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101

MONROE:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394
Rena and Steve Lunsford 478-394-0229 / 478-394-0560

MORGAN:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846

MUSCOGEE:
Lyle Avis 785-307-2097
Devon Parish 831-535-8834

NEWTON:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846

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

OGLETHORPE:
Todd Brown 404-456-4846

PAULDING:
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772
Matt Wilkes 404-569-4273

PEACH:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

PICKENS:
Jerry Russell 678-776-4502

PIERCE:
James Long 904-742-2029 / 904-728-4326
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
Austin Hill 912-286-6959

PIKE:
Ken Parker 770-468-5459
Charlie Hunt 770-344-8196
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394
Rena and Steve Lunsford 478-394-0229 / 478-394-0560
Cody Trammell 678-572-9753

POLK:
Austin Tillman 770-853-6153
Terry Waid 678-877-9463
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772
Dale Sutton 706-936-3059
Matt Wilkes 404-569-4273

PULASKI:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mickey Jarrad 478-484-5221
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

PUTNAM:
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

QUITMAN:
Ty Davis 334-695-8990

RANDOLPH:
Goose Hyatt 770-712-0772

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
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

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

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

STEWART:

SUMPTER:
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

TALBOT:
Devon Parish 831-535-8834
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

TATTNALL:

TAYLOR:
Judy Catrett 229-314-9082
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

TELFAIR:
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

TERRELL:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814

THOMAS:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Kenny Mullins 850-838-6101
Brandon Granberg 850-838-7524/850-929-2309

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

TROUP:
Justin Strickland 706-881-2432
Denise Hyatt 770-212-0069
Goose Hyatt 770-301-7805
Tyler Yeager 678-953-8214

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

TWIGGS:
Timothy Oller 487-733-9017
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

UPSON:
Charlie Hunt 770-344-8196
Rena and Steve Lunsford 478-394-0229 / 478-394-0560
Ken Parker 770-468-5459

WALKER:
Brent Wilbanks 256-605-4487
JT Carter 423-834-4867
Dale Sutton 706-936-3059

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

WARE:
Ralph Bennett 904-759-1487
James Long 904-742-2029 / 904-728-4326
Austin Hill 912-286-6959
Jason Bell 912-599-0013
Krysten Howard 904-383-2678 / 912-843-2584 (also hogs)

WARREN:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

WASHINGTON:
Landon Young 478-357-9758
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394
Dean Hummel 478-451-7522

WHEELER:
Mickey Jarrad 478-484-5221

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

WILCOX:
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

WILKES:
Chuck Cumber 706-690-1103

WILKINSON:
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mickey Jarrad 478-484-5221
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394

WORTH:
Randy Vick 229-224-1814
Heath Carmichael 229-402-3678
Scott Lopez 912-229-7369
Mike Lopez 630-240-6394



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 blood-trailing 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.