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Old 12-01-2018, 11:54 AM
Nontypical Buck
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IMO there is no sure fire way to tell what track is made by, a male or female
BUT IF you find some MUCH largeer than normal tracks, odds are there from a buck, as bucks tend to get larger but NOT always
as a fact the heaviest recorded deer(or was last time I checked) in PA< was a DOE that also had antlers, shot in north central PA 300+ lbs doe with antlers
so, I gather it also had some very large feet to hold it up

I have also personally seen some younger deer with VERY large feet, so I would NOT waste my time trying to learn how to GUESS at a deer's age by its tracks
learn how they live, eat and survive and you will soon FIND deer a lot easier, as even when you KNOW what made the tracks, you still ain;t killing it till you can find the deer making them!
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