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Need a wounded-deer tracker? Get a beagle

Billy Swafford thinks the perfect salve for a deer hunter who has lost a trophy could be a beagle.

Updated: May 18, 2004, 12:48 AM ET
By   | Bob Hodge
Scripps Howard News Service

SUNBRIGHT, Tenn. — Billy Swafford thinks the perfect salve for a deer hunter who has lost the trophy of a lifetime could be a beagle. Specifically, a 7-month-old beagle named Mossy.

Swafford hunts the rugged hills of Morgan County, Tenn., and in the past three years he and some of the hunters who share his lease have shot trophy bucks only to watch them disappear. An experienced hunter who knows how to track a deer, Swafford has spent hours crawling through the undergrowth looking for ...

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