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Old 09-09-2012, 11:40 AM
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Default (Newbie) Some general tracking tips?

Hello,

I've never hunted, but wanted to do some research on hunting in general, just because it fascinates me. I'd really appreciate some tips, good links, or general guidance.

I'm really interested on the tracking part of hunting, but most google searches I've done so far on tracking only describe tracking a wounded (shot) animal. What about reaching the animal, say a whitetail or any sort of deer? I've read that some species know when they're being followed and start doing evasive maneuvers, crossing creeks, etc. What are some right things to do when tracking an animal and what are some wrong things to do, that'll make the animal suspicious?

Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:31 AM
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Good luck trying to follow a big game animal in the woods. You may have some luck out west but I wouldn't know about that. You can spot and stalk or you can ambush (stand hunt) but you are not very likely to track one through the woods.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:56 AM
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Oh, I see, thanks for the reply! So there's no situation where you would find tracks that you are certain are fresh and try to track down the deer?
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:34 PM
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The snow can be pretty helpful at times to track animals. Especially if it is a fresh, powdery snow. Tracks can seen quite well.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:16 PM
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Tracking a single or a pair in snow is pretty easy, however when you have tracks that intertwine with many it's pretty hard to separate them out. On dry ground, forget it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:17 AM
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Snow is the absolute best time to track a game animal, tracking is a skill that takes many many years to learn, many, many hunts,
with countless hours of just studying tracks but if you stick to it you'll learn a lot about the animals activities & behaviors.
If you're interested in Tracking look here for the Benoit Family books and videos on the subject, They are extremely successful trackers.
Good Luck
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:29 AM
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You wood do better sitting in one spot and wait for the deer to come to you.
Then track the blood trail
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