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How to Tell Buck from Doe Tracks

Published on July 28, 2016 under Articles
How to Tell Buck from Doe Tracks
There are few tracking challenges as burdened with lore and conflicting information as how to tell a buck from doe. Some common methods I've heard suggest that bucks show dewclaws, or drag their feet, others say that buck tracks tend to splay more, and one…
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Trailing: The Predator’s Pursuit

Published on July 13, 2015 under Articles
Trailing: The Predator’s Pursuit
The following guest post was written by my friend Preston Taylor. Preston is certified as a Senior Tracker and is very passionate about trailing, hunting, and finding wildlife. Go to Marble Mountain Adventures to learn more about what Preston is up to these…
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The Most Used Mammal Book on my Shelf

Published on June 2, 2015 under Articles
The Most Used Mammal Book on my Shelf
I'm a bit of a junkie for good field guides and people often ask about my favorites. I love my Peterson Guide to Mammals of North America and I also love Mammal Tracks and Sign by Mark Elbroch. However, there is…
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iNaturalist and Animal Tracks

Published on January 19, 2015 under Articles
iNaturalist and Animal Tracks
Have you ever found a track and wished there was an easy way to share it with other trackers, naturalists, and wildlife biologists? Have you ever wished there was a way to get the best trackers in the country help you identify a…
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WildTrack Mountain Lion Project

Published on September 26, 2014 under Articles
WildTrack Mountain Lion Project
Calling wildlife trackers. I need your help to gather photos of left-hind mountain lion tracks for a research project. See the protocol: WildTrack Cougar Protocol I have been working for several years now with Zoe Jewell and Sky Alibhai from WildTrack on a system for…
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Nature Note on Public Radio

Published on June 3, 2010 under Articles
Nature Note on Public Radio
On June 3rd, 2010 the Marfa Public Radio station in West Texas aired a Nature Note radio broadcast I wrote about animal tracking in West Texas. Nature Notes is a weekly nature program put on by Marfa Public Radio in…
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