How to Hunt & Track a Deer

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Learn how to hunt and track deer in this free video clip on deer hunting and hunting rifles.

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If you are new to a hunting area one of the first things you should do is check for deer signs and deer tracks to see the deer that are coming through. Here we have a few deer tracks and we have the split hooves which deer have and one of the distinguishing features and this is a small deer maybe a doe or an older fawn. The bigger deer, the buck's tracks are 2 to 3 times this size. You can also measure the tracks for a buck or a deer to see the potential age of the deer. Whether it's a medium aged deer 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 years old or a mature deer 5 1/2 - 6 1/2 years old. Once you have seen deer sign you can plan a hunt around the deer trails and the deer sign. For instance here we have an obvious wildlife path which you could set up whether you're bow hunting or rifle hunting and plan to hunt around this path in which deer travel most likely to bed and to feed during the day. Another common deer sign especially during the rutting period is what?s called a deer scrape. This is how the bucks mark their territory. Typically find them in long limbs overhanging a road or trees on an open field along the brush line, etc and one of the ways you can find them is the scrape area where the grass is scraped away by the buck every time he comes to visit this particular territory. Typically a buck will visit his scrape if it is one of his prime scrapes once or twice a day once every other day but very repeatedly and it's one way to hunt a particular animal if you are hunting one particular buck is finding his scrape path and staking it out during the hunting season. Once again this is most useful during the rutting period.

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