Just How Good of a Deer Tracker Are You?

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It’s a simple question we sometimes ask ourselves: Just how good are we at tracking a deer after we’ve made a shot with a bow or firearm?

Some hunters are fantastic trackers. They are excited about finding the deer, but they don’t panic or get into a rush. Being thorough, taking your time even on a solid blood trail, and being aware of the surroundings all play a role in effective tracking.

But knowing what you’re looking at with blood and hair also is a key factor. Is the blood red or pink? Is the hair brown or white? Take a look at this great chart, and the one below, for tips on being a better tracker and hunter.

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Make Sure You Know Where Your Shot Hit

where to shoot a deerFrom Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, the D&DH’s Shot Placement Poster is an invaluable resource for home or deer camp. It outlines shot placement as well as offers tracking spore identification tips to help you recover your deer.

Get yours today for home and your deer camp!