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Dial A Tracking Dog

GON's list of 2021-22 tracking dogs to help find a shot deer.

GON Staff | August 22, 2022

Maddie Wilkes was 11 when she killed this buck in Laurens County. Her dad, Matt, put Beyla and Scarlett on the trail, and they made quick work of finding it.

Over the years, GON’s Dial A Tracking Dog list has helped thousands of Georgia hunters find their deer. This is a great list to print out and post at the hunting camp, and you may also want to program some of these phone numbers into your cell phone.

When you call a dog-handler, keep the following in mind:

• Discuss payment for services before having a handler come out. 

• Be sure to get permission to cross property lines if you suspect a deer has gone off your property.

Also, a pretty consistent complaint amongst tracking dog handlers is that some hunters are bad to wait three hours after the shot and after 10 of their buddies have stomped the woods looking for the deer until they decide to call a dog. 

Dogs work much better when there’s been less human contamination on the track. Keep that in mind if you’re willing to put down the money on this service.

Not On GON’s Tracking List?

If you’re not on GON’s Dial A Tracking Dog list and would like to be, send a text to 678.729.7366. Include your name, phone number, home county (where you live) and what counties you are willing to track. If you prefer, you can call the number and leave a message with the above information. 

We’ll be publishing an updated list in the October issue and will also be including the list at GON.com. 

• STATEWIDE DEER TRACKERS
Tracker: Chuck Cumber: 706.690.1103.

• BARTOW CO.
Tracker: Steven Dailey: 678.964.0869
Counties Will Track: Bartow, Cherokee and Cobb. 

• BIBB CO.
Tracker: Jimmy Oller: 478.447.4617
Counties Will Track: Bibb, Baldwin, Butts, Crawford, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Monroe, Twiggs and Upson. 

• BLECKLEY CO.
Tracker: Dwayne Collins: 478.230.0985
Counties Will Track: Bleckley, Dodge, Pulaski, Twiggs and Laurens.

• BULLOCH CO.
Tracker: Hunter Hemmings, 706.315.1403
Counties Will Track: Bulloch, Evans, Candler, Screven and Effingham.

• BROOKS Co.
Tracker: Kenny Mullins: 850.838.6101
Counties Will Track: Brooks and Lowndes.

• CARROLL Co.
Tracker: Terry Waid: 678.877.9463
Counties Will Track: Carroll.

Tracker: Tim Goode: 770.550.0792
Counties Will Track: Carroll and Heard.

• CHARLTON CO
Tracker: Cody Davis, 912.276.4136, 912.276.0033
Counties Will Track: Charlton and Brantley.

• CHEROKEE CO
Tracker: Chad Maxell: 404.984.5120
Counties Will Track: Cherokee, Bartow and Cobb.

Tracker: Brian Graham: 404.450.1198
Counties Will Track: Cherokee, Cobb and Bartow.

Tracker: Coda Stewart: 678.294.8958
Counties Will Track: Cherokee, Pickens, Cobb, Paulding, Bartow, Dawson, Forsyth, Fulton, Upson and Taylor.

• CLINCH CO.
Tracker: Jason Bell: 912.599.0013
Counties Will Track: Clinch, Atkinson, Berrien, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce and Ware.

Tracker: Trent Hatton:  229.569.5978
Counties Will Track: Clinch, Atkinson, Ware and Pierce.

• CRISP CO.
Tracker: Brant Drinnon: 229.406.4797
Counties Will Track: Crisp, Wilcox, Dooly, Turner, Worth, Pulaski, Houston, Sumter, Lee, Tift, Ben Hill and Macon.

Tracker: Taylor Farrow: 229.886.3212
Counties Will Track: Crisp, Dooly, Turner, Worth, Tift, Dougherty, Lee, Sumter and Wilcox.

Tracker: Juddie Pate: 229.947.3668
Counties Will Track: Crisp

• DEKALB CO.
Tracker: Willie Johnson: 404.931.5311
Counties Will Track: DeKalb.

• DODGE CO.
Tracker: Bart Watkins: 478.893.0073
Counties Will Track: Dodge, Telfair, Wilcox, Laurens and Pulaski.

• ELBERT CO.
Tracker: Grant Dowell, 706.224.8140
Counties Will Track: Elbert, Franklin, Madison, Hart, Lincoln, Jackson and Oglethorpe.

Tracker: Jeff Andrews: 706.988.0725
Counties Will Track: Elbert, Hart and Franklin.

• FAYETTE CO.
Tracker: Bre Moxon, 678.347.5763
Counties Will Track: Fayette, Coweta, Henry, Pike, Spalding, Butts and Upson.

• FRANKLIN CO.
Tracker: Tommy Yarberry: 678.313.3737
Counties Will Track: Franklin and Stephens.

• GWINNETT CO.
Tracker: Russell Butcher: 678.576.6223
Counties Will Track: Gwinnett, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Rockdale, DeKalb, Fulton and Forsyth.

Tracker: Travis Wilson: 678.343.1966
Counties Will Track: Gwinnett, north Fulton, Hall, Forsyth, Jackson, Barrow, Cherokee and DeKalb.

• HABERSHAM CO.
Tracker: Dylan Charles, 706.768.3334
Counties Will Track: Habersham, Banks, White, Rabun and Stephens.

• HANCOCK CO.
Tracker: Ben Reddick: 478.456.7791, 478.456.2111
Counties Will Track: Hancock, Greene, Washington, Warren, Putnam, Baldwin and Taliaferro.

• JASPER CO.
Tracker: JP Dunn: 706-816-3191. No voicemail set up. Text will guarantee call back.
Counties Will Track: Jasper, Newton and Butts

• JENKINS CO.
Tracker: Michael Turner, 478.494.9136
Counties Will Track: Jenkins, Burke, Screven and Emanuel.

• JOHNSON CO.
Tracker: Drew Anglin: 478.357.2217
Counties Will Track: Johnson, Washington, Emanuel, Laurens and Wilkinson

• JONES CO.
Tracker: Adam Martin, 478.722.9464
Counties Will Track: Jones, Baldwin, Wilkinson, Monroe, Bibb, Hancock and Butts.

• LAMAR CO.
Tracker: Kevin Bowlden: 404.427.3985
Counties Will Track: Lamar, Spalding, Pike, Henry, Clayton, Butts and Upson.

• LAURENS CO.
Tracker: Mike Lopez: 630.240.6394
Counties Will Track: Two hours from Laurens County.

Tracker: Mickey Jarrard: 478.484.5221
Counties Will Track: Laurens, Bleckley, Dodge, Johnson, Pulaski and Wilkinson.

• LOWNDES CO.
Tracker: Matt Donahoue: 717.873.6863
Counties Will Track: Lowndes, Lanier, Echols, Brooks, Cook, Berrien and Clinch.

Tracker: Brandon Granberg: 850.929.2309 (home); 850.838.7524 (cell)
Counties Will Track: Lowndes, Brooks, Echols, Tift, Cook, Lanier, Thomas, Colquitt, and Berrien.

• LUMPKIN CO.
Tracker: Kristopher King: 706.429.3739
Counties Will Track: Lumpkin, Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, White, Gilmer, most of Atlanta.

• MACON CO.
Tracker: Chad Yoder: 478.244.8937
Counties Will Track: Macon, Houston, Peach, Dooly, Sumter, Taylor and Schley.

Tracker: Scott Lopez: 912.294.7369
Counties Will Track: Macon, Peach, Houston, Twiggs, Bibb, Taylor, Jones, Dooly, Bleckley Laurens, Wilkinson, Crawford and Monroe.

• MADISON CO.
Tracker: T.J. Tyner, 706.318.4137
Counties Will Track: Madison, Clarke and Oglethorpe.

• MARION CO.
Tracker: Judy Catrett: 229.314.9082 (Gun season only)
Counties Will Track: Marion, Schley, Taylor, Chattahoochee, Sumter, Webster and Talbot.

• MCDUFFIE CO.
Tracker: Chuck Cumber: 706.690.1103
Counties Will Track: McDuffie and will track statewide.

• MERIWETHER CO.
Tracker: Brian Sheppard: 706.718.1690
Counties Will Track: Meriwether, Harris, Troup and Talbot.

• MITCHELL CO.
Tracker: Kyle Parks: 229-347-1350
Counties Will Track: Mitchell, Dougherty, Lee and Worth.

• MONROE CO.
Tracker: Timmy Oller: 478.733.9017
Counties Will Track: Monroe, Jones, Bibb, Baldwin, Butts, Crawford, Houston and Twiggs.

• MUSCOGEE CO.
Tracker: Lyle Avis: 785.307.2097
Counties Will Track: Within a 90-minute radius of Muscogee County.

• NEWTON CO.
Tracker: Bobby Reynolds: 770.354.4725
Counties Will Track: Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Dekalb, Jackson, Walton, Morgan, Jasper, Putnam, Greene, Hancock, Taliaferro, Warren. Will go farther, but generally stays on east side of Atlanta along I-20.

• OCONEE CO.
Tracker: Kyle Clay: 470.554.4389
Counties Will Track: Oconee, Oglethorpe, Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Greene.

• PAULDING CO.
Tracker: Matt Wilkes: 404.569.4273
Counties Will Track: Paulding, Carroll, Douglas, Cobb, South Fulton, Haralson and Polk.

Tracker: Travis Gallo: 407.383.2153
Counties Will Track: Paulding, Cobb, Bartow, Floyd and Polk.

• PIKE CO.
Tracker: Tony O’Connell: 470.774.8302
Counties Will Track: Pike, Fayette, Meriwether and Spalding and Upson.

Tracker: TJ Ison: 678.858.5516
Counties Will Track: Pike.

• PUTNAM CO.
Tracker: Nick Friedrich: 770.354.6983
Counties Will Track: Putnam, Greene, Morgan, Hancock and Taliaferro.

• RABUN CO.
Tracker: Ethan Worley, 706.212.8418
Counties Will Track: Rabun, Habersham and Towns.

• ROCKDALE CO.
Tracker: Jason Heyman: 470.496.6151
Counties Will Track: Rockdale, Newton and Walton.

Tracker: Caleb Crawford: 770.527.5842
Counties Will Track: Rockdale, Walton, Dekalb, Morgan, Jasper, Newton, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Barrow, Oconee, Greene and Putnam counties.

• SCHLEY CO.
Tracker: Johnathan McElroy: 229.942.4216.
Counties Will Track: Schley, Macon, Marion, Sumter, Taylor, Webster, Stewart and Lee counties.

Tracker: David Brock: 229 310 8155, Text only.
Counties Will Track: Schley and Marion.

• SPALDING CO.
Tracker: Ken Parker: 770.468.5459
Counties Will Track: Spalding, Coweta, Fayette, Spalding, Pike, Lamar, Meriwether, Butts and Henry.

• STEWART CO.
Tracker: Allen Barrett: 229.942.3353
Counties Will Track: Stewart, Webster, Schley, Marion, Chattahoochee, Randolph, Terrell, Quitman, Dougherty, Clay, Calhoun, Lee and Sumter..

•  TATTNALL CO.
Tracker: Wes Collins: 912.314.4050
Counties Will Track: Tattnall, Evans and Candler.

•  TELFAIR CO.
Tracker: Brian Walker: 229.315.1948
Counties Will Track: Telfair.

Tracker: Mike Boyd: 912.209.1048
Counties Will Track: Telfair.

• THOMAS CO.
Tracker: Randy Vick: (C) 229.224.1814, (H) 229.226.6149
Counties Will Track: Thomas, Brooks, Grady, Decatur, Lowndes, Mitchell, Colquitt, Cook, Dougherty, Lee, Baker, Worth and Tift. Will also track the following Florida counties: Madison, Leon, Jefferson and Gadsden.

• TIFT CO.
Tracker: Jose Murillo: 229.392.2136
Counties Will Track: Tift and Colquitt.

• TREUTLEN CO.
Tracker: Marty Edge: 478.299.2754
Counties Will Track: Treutlen, Emanuel, Laurens, Johnson, Montgomery, Toombs, Candler and Wheeler.

• TURNER CO.
Tracker: Tyler Goforth: 229.392.6462
Counties Will Track: Turner, Worth, Tift and Lee.

• UNION CO.
Tracker: Peyton Brewer 706.994.6844
Counties Will Track: Union.

• UPSON CO.
Tracker: Steve Brown: 706.975.5447 (will not track after dark)
Counties Will Track: Upson, Talbot, Pike and Meriwether.

• WALTON CO.
Tracker: Nicholas Skinner: 678.618.5162
Counties Will Track: Walton, Morgan, Jasper, Newton, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Barrow, Oconee, Greene and Putnam.

Tracker: Brandon Hightower: 678.615.1584
Counties Will Track: Walton, Newton, Oconee, Jasper, Greene, Putnam, Morgan and Barrow.

Tracker: Cade McDaniel, 404-952-7369
Counties Will Track: Walton, Gwinnett, Oconee and Barrow.

• WARE CO.
Tracker: Craig James: 912.282.3838
Counties Will Track: Ware.

• WASHINGTON CO.
Tracker: London Young: 478.357.9758
Counties Will Track: Washington, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Baldwin, Lauren, Putnam, Glascock, Truetlen, Emanuel, Twiggs, Bleckley, Wheeler, Dodge, Montgomery and Pulaski.

Tracker: Matthew Yates: 478.357.5221
Counties Will Track: Washington, Wilkinson, Baldwin, Hancock, Glascock, Jefferson and Johnson.

• WHITE CO.
Tracker: Chris Rea: 706.969.9844
Counties Will Track: White, Hall, Lumpkin, Dawson, Union, Forsyth, Cherokee, Habersham and Pickens.

• WHITFIELD CO.
Tracker: Brandon J Townsend: 706.671.8879
Counties Will Track: Any north Georgia county north of Atlanta.

• WILKINSON CO.
Tracker: Neal Smith: 478.456.5301
Counties Will Track: Wilkinson, Washington, Johnson, Laurens, Baldwin and Twiggs.

• WORTH CO.
Tracker: Jackson Hoover, 229.206.4126
Counties Will Track: Worth and Turner.

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2 Comments

  1. Coyoteslayer on September 5, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    How do we get added to the list of Dial a Tracking Dog for this year?



    • Daryl on September 5, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      Email [email protected] or call 800.438.4663 during office hours.



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