When looking at tracks notice the spacing of walking tracks. Big bucks usually have bigger hoof tracks but soft ground can give false info. Here in my area if you put your shoe between the hoof tracks you will usually touch each hoof track with each end of your track if it is a doe. A nice big buck will be about 1 1/2 your track between his hoof tracks(big bucks longer than does). Never here any body talking about this method but we have found this to be a good way to see where they travel. Good luck!