Tracks and scat

In areas where deer regularly travel, deer scat and tracks are generally numerous. Unfortunately, they may also last a relatively long time. Being able to tell how fresh tracks and scat are is an important skill.

Fresh sign is huntable right away; old sign may be useful if you are planning to hunt the area in the future during the timeframe when the sign may have been made. In some instances, such as when the leaves or snow are actively falling, sign may be difficult to find. In that instance, almost any sign that is on top of the leaves or snow is fresh.

 

Resources

Deer Tracks

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The size of a deer track can help you determine the size of the deer. As a deer grows, their feet will grow accordingly. Big mature bucks will leave big and deep tracks.