Can you identify animal tracks even in the snow if you had to catch your prey to be able to eat tonight? When in the woods, knowing your animal tracks could save your life whether you are in a survival situation or not. We know we can only survive about 30 days without food, and those days fly by and add up quickly.
There’s no time to waste with trial and error in navigating through wilderness terrain for game animals. It can help you find food and prevent you from setting up camp around a deadly predator, potentially saving your life. We’re going to go through different categories of animal tracks starting with predator tracks.
Bear tracks can range from different sizes depending on the species and age of the bear. Its Best to find out the species of bear that lives in your area and determine what forms of protection to use. The average bear tracks have five toes and sometimes you may see the indention of the claw above each one. The base of the paw may look like an oval or a rounded triangle.
Mountain Lion Tracks
Mountain lion tracks have Four toes that are teardrop or rounded triangle shape. Sometimes you may not see their claws above each toe because they can retract them. The base of the paw is like a less round clover.
Wild Game Tracks
Wild boar can be tract in many ways, from there feces to uprooted dirt. But their tracks can be pretty easy to find to. There tracks look like a pair of ovals in the ground and can be found around places where the ground has been uprooted and dug up from the boars looking for grubs and roots to eat.
Deer tracks are pretty much similar to pigs but there just a bit longer in shape. ( when hunting deer try to remain silent and have a lot of patience, a simple twig snap or leaf crunch could mean your dinner for the next week )
Squirrel tracks are small and sharp, you can tell where their claws make an imprint because of how sharp and long their tracks can be. When hunting squirrels its best not to hunt them like you would a deer or pig but lay traps on there most frequent trails. That can be a snare, deadfall or whatever is at your disposal.
Being able to recognize animal tracks is crucial to be a successful hunter. Especially one that hunting wild game so he can eat tonight.
Can you identify animal tracks in the snow?
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