Our Trackers

All Deer Search members are non-paid volunteers who track in their spare time.

We have a Leashed Tracking Dog License to track wounded deer or bear with a dog in New York State.
Our license allows us to carry a firearm to dispatch a wounded deer or bear during all seasons and at night.

Deer Search volunteers pay their own expenses such as dogs, license, equipment etc.

Trackers are responsible for managing any donations they may receive

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Bob Yax & Thor

Deer Search FLC Certified VETERAN Handler

Located in Springwater/Canadice, NY

585-797-9683

Areas Covered-

All Counties and WMU's in Region 8

Some areas in Region 7 and 9


Bob- 18 years tracking experience

Thor- 9 seasons tracking experience

Thor and I would love to help you track your deer or bear.

Our goal is to provide you with tracking help, even if we are already book up with tracks. I will do everything possible to connect you with another tracker if we are not available.

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Neil Lewis & Tessily

Deer Search FLC Certified VETERAN Handler

Located in Owego, NY

607-343-6479

Areas Covered-

Southern Regions 7 and 8

Tioga, Chemung, Broome, Tompkins, Steuben

and Northern Pennsylvania

I have tracked for 10 seasons with my beagle-tick, Sophie. She passed on to the light in February 2021 following our most successful tracking season to date.


Tessily is a 9 month Bavarian Mountain Hound fully involved in wounded big game tracking training.

We would be very happy to try to recover your deer.



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Paulene Eggers 
Braylee & Bruno

Deer Search FLC Certified VETERAN Handler

Located in Central NY

315-575-5718

Areas Covered-

Central NY

Certified tracker 

Deersearch member since 2011

I have two wire haired Dachshunds, Braylee and Bruno.

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Arno Smith & Licky

Deer Search FLC Certified VETERAN Handler

Located in Naples, NY

585-750-2918

Areas Covered-

Central Region 8

Ontario and surrounding counties


Licky and I would love to help you track your deer or bear.

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Gary Neal & Ruby

Deer Search FLC Certified MASTER Handler

Certified Dog

Blood Tracking Judge

Located in Warsaw, NY

716-474-3946

Areas Covered-

Region 8 and 9

Wyoming and Genesee counties

Specializing in training tracking dogs

Ruby and I would love to help you track your deer or bear.

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Walt Dixon

Deer Search FLC Certified MASTER Handler

Located in Tully, NY

315-440-4489

I am a life member of DeerSearchFLC and also the Founding Chapter of Deer Search, Inc. I originally mentored with the founders of Deer Search in NY.
I have 29 years of tracking experience with my own dogs and another couple years tracking wounded black bear with dogs in Quebec.
I’ve trained and or helped train 5 dogs to the DSI Certification level and I’ve helped over 20 men and women learn to train and track with their own dogs.
My dog, Dachs von Tier Spur, is a German Wirehaired Dachshund, and he passed the challenging DSIFLC “certification test” at the age of 8 months and 13 days to become one of the youngest dogs I’ve ever trained and certified in my entire tracking career!
He would love to track and recover your deer or bear!
If you’d like to discuss becoming a member, or just talk about training your own dog or taking the state test to become licensed, or talk over your shot to recover your wounded deer or bear, give me a call at: 315-440-4489. I would look forward to speaking with you.

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Dave Seeley

Deer Search FLC Certified MASTER Handler

Located in Campbell, NY

607-794-0782

Areas Covered-

Greater Steuben County Area


I would love to help you track your deer or bear.

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Veronica Seeley

Deer Search FLC Certified VETERAN Handler

Located in Campbell, NY

607-794-0782

Areas Covered-

Greater Steuben County Area


I would love to help you track your deer or bear.

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Chris Daley & Milo

Deer Search FLC Certified VETERAN Handler

Located in Kirkville, NY

Madison County

315 - 263 - 4780

Areas Covered-

Onondaga County and Western Madison County


DSI Certified tracker since 1999 

If you are interested in becoming a member, need tracking information or If I can help you find your deer give me and Milo a call.

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Dave Schillinger
Molly & Rosco

Deer Search FLC Advanced Handler

Located in DEC Region 8, NY

585-335-2694

Areas Covered-

Region 8 and 9

12 years tracking experience

2 tracking dogs-

Molly (Cairn Terrier)

Rosco (Mini Dachshund)

Member of Deer Search WNY for 5 years

Bowhunter for 45 years

Coonhoundsman for 35 years