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Animal Tracking from Prints

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Knowing how to identify individual animal prints when out in the wild is a crucial skill for a tracker. John Rhyder shows us some of his collection of inked animal prints and takes us for a walk along a woodland path to see what animals have passed through.
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Hi John, did you make the A4 track sheets (3:10) yourself, or can they be purchased from somewhere? Great video as ever.

Kieran Garland

April 12, 2017

Made them myself so not available for sale I am afraid

John Rhyder

April 12, 2017

Well, then I best get cracking on some of me own. Great charts, mate. Fantastic detail.

Kieran Garland

April 12, 2017

I grew up with my forests and I could track a man with ease, it's becomes difficult when the person your looking for is familiar with tracking. Now man will leave a more destructive path through the woods from the shoes they ware to the way they carry themselves, broken twig branches, stomped undergrowth. Animals are hard because of the distances they can travel very quickly through rough terrain. Me and my dad tracked a buck within 50 feet then we deployed a new strategy was sit and listen for noises he grunted for breath we found him. If your going to hunt you must learn or be able to basically track cause if you wooned an amazing creature you must find them and end there suffering.Be a good observer, notice the things around you, emerse yourself within the habitat.

Benjamin Webb

May 8, 2018

Why?

Can somebody identify these tracks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pjbZoLp_0Y

NoSunBeach

December 24, 2019

If you are interested in African wildlife tracking here is a short video on some of the more common tracks https://youtu.be/-1a4bhqrGL0

The Wilderness Channel

February 25, 2020


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