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How do you track deer??

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OK... How do you track deer? I know everyone might say .... Look for Blood , Ture that is the best way to track deer, But what if there was no Blood . Do you know how to track deer then?

I have found,
tracks in soft dirt, You can us your hand to push down the dirt and see how old the track is. That is used mainly when you Spot & stalk .

Leaves turned over, check the leaves they should be just a couple. In a small area, Big area, most likely tree rats.

Brush, This is the most widely used tracking methed out there. It help so much in, that it tells you which way the game is moving .

Dropings, Those Great little black babies, God I love them. Why you ask.... They tell you, What the deer is eating, which way he/she is moving, how far away they maybe ( steamy beebee's no more the 5 minutes in front of you )

The best way to track deer is to be able to see the deer move in front of you.

Lets go back to Blood trails . If you start out with a nice trail, and then is starts to fade out. Mark it with a arrow or branch. Then start doing sweeps. ( side to side ) keep in mind to look under the leaves on the branches, deer are around waist higth. Check the leaves on the ground too, any that looks like it was moved. It could have flipped over.

I have seen there is some young hunters on here that might need to some help or ideas, tricks, hints, and most of all Understanding of wild game. Please anyone feel free to ask anything. Like the post on " Scouting"
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Well said Matty

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Good point Geneo, Dog's are Hunters Best Friend. Dog's are also a great hunting tool, From small game to tracking Bear & Mountian Lion.
Thats a nice tip nightstalker911
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