TRACK SIZE?

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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by bigbuck92 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:21 pm

and this. Sorry you cant see it to good but i took this pic yesterday after this buck busted me. He was a way nice buck to.
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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by Bowtech43 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:57 pm

Good photos Boner!
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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by WillysDad » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:35 pm

So heel points are Muley bucks? Elk bulls have no heel points?
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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by m gardner » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:21 pm

When I see a big track I look to see how long it is and how pointed it is. In sandy rocky areas it will be rounded and have chips out of it if the animal is old. I also will follow the track to see how the animal walks, which is more important than size. If it's a big track but the rear foot comes down slightly outside the front and overlaps, it's a huge old doe. Hips being wider than the shoulders. A doe will be heavier in the rear and the rear track will be a little deeper usually. A buck will be wider through the shoulders so his rear track will be inside the front and (as rut approaches especially) the front hoof will sink deeper than the rear. If the rear foot is nearly a mirror of the front he is young and not very long bodied yet. If the rear foot lands halfway back or further from the front he's older and longer bodied. Also as they get older the back sways which affects the angle of the hips so he can't bring the feet as far forward and he's probably getting stiff from arthritis too. Just some things I've noted over the years. Hope this helps.
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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by WillysDad » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:02 pm

m gardner wrote: Just some things I've noted over the years. Hope this helps.
Every little bit does :thumb =D> That was quite a bit!
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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by dumbluck » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:35 am

heck i might even look like i know what im doin now. thanks guys :not-worthy

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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by legacy » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:41 am

Here's a decent track I ran into in southern Utah. That is a 30-06 cartidge.

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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by MuleyMadness » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:03 pm

Nice pic Legacy,

Here is a pretty good track also.
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Re: TRACK SIZE?

Post by TCsmokepole » Sun Sep 14, 2008 2:10 pm

Most big buck Tracks around here are alot more Blunt toed but neat pic none the less :thumb
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