Animal tracking is an in incredibly rewarding pursuit. Awareness of your surroundings, hunting for sustenance, and pure enjoyment of the practice are several reasons to be involved in tracking. This video from Fall Obsession shows the method used by countless hunters each year to track an animal and recover their game.
The infographic titled “Learn How to Track Almost Any Animal in North America” provides information that can assist a hunter to learn “how to track an animal”, particularly in the context of hunting. The visual lists various species of animals with their footprints/track marks that help identify the animal and avoid mix-up.
Importance of Tracking
Animal tracking is important in hunting for a variety of reasons. First, it can help hunters to identify the presence of animals in an area. Second, it can provide information about the movements of animals, such as their home ranges, migration routes, and foraging habits. This information can help hunters to predict where animals are likely to be found and to plan their hunts accordingly.
Third, animal tracking can help hunters to get a better understanding of animal behavior. This can help hunters to make more ethical and humane hunting decisions. For example, hunters who understand the behavior of deer may be more likely to wait until the deer is in a safe position to shoot, rather than taking a rushed shot that could injure the animal.
Method Used by Hunters
Animal tracking is the process of following the movements of animals. It can be done by observing tracks and other signs left by the animals, or by using more sophisticated methods such as radio telemetry or GPS.
Here are some tips for animal tracking in a hunt:
- Be patient and observant. It takes time and practice to learn how to read animal tracks.
- Be aware of the environment. The type of terrain, vegetation, and weather can all affect the visibility of animal tracks.
- Use the right tools. There are a variety of tools available to help you track animals, such as binoculars, cameras, and GPS devices.
- Be ethical. When tracking animals, it is important to be respectful of their habitat and to avoid disturbing them unnecessarily.
Wallace, David, and David Wallace. “50 Animal Footprints Found in North America [Infographic].” Infographic Journal, 25 Oct. 2022, infographicjournal.com/50-animal-footprints-found-in-north-america.
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