Tracking and Blood-trailing 101

Deer season is almost upon us, and it’s time to dust off those old tracking skills. Whether you’re a hunter or just enjoy investigating tracks, you are practicing one of the most ancient arts known to man. Animals leave all kinds of other signs for us to interpret too, like game trails, rubs, runs, beds, and droppings. Along with studying deer and other animal tracks, we’ll discuss stalking, wind awareness, and camouflage to maximize the odds of seeing the animal being followed. We’ll also brush up on blood trailing a wounded deer, discussing color, consistency, and technique, so everyone is ready for opening day on November 28th.