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Learning to age deer by there hooves

Old 12-02-2018, 04:30 AM
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Thank you
that helped me a lot
please comment if anyone else knows anything about deer hooves.

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Old 12-02-2018, 09:08 AM
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IN SNOW U WILL SEE BUCKS DRAGING THERE LEGS, WORKS MOST OF THE TIME. wORKS WITH 3TO 5 IN. OF SNOW
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:19 PM
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Thanks

Yes some of the bigger tracks have lines in the snow from dragging hooves.
I will asume that they are from a buck.

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Old 12-03-2018, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tracker22 View Post
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Yes some of the bigger tracks have lines in the snow from dragging hooves.
I will asume that they are from a buck.

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I live in a snow belt and and snowmobile ALL Over north america for 30+ yrs, and seen tons of doe drag there feet in the snow as described above
, so I would NOT count on this to tell you tracks are from a buck,
I have deer in my yard pretty much 365 days a yr and again SEE doe with my eyes making the tracks, and also see BUCKS NOT making them too
there is NO sure fire way, sorry, but its the honest answer here!
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:18 AM
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Maybe when I get some trail cams around I can see the deer that make them and then look at tracks and get a general idea.

thank so much everyone

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Old 12-04-2018, 09:55 AM
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A walking buck's track will tend to move from side to side a little bit, while a doe's will be more of in a straight line.

http://www.wiredtohunt.com/2013/06/0...a-closer-look/
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Rob in VT View Post
All you can tell from tracks is a buck vs a doe vs fawn. Also possible weight range based on the size of the track and how deep it is into the dirt. Of course direction of travel. Canít tell Age from a track.
You can sometimes tell an old track from a new track, by an old track having frost inside the track, in mud and snow.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:26 AM
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mrbb, yep, agree 100% a dragging track is not proof the deer is a buck. There are many tales that were passed on from generation to generation that are not true.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:24 AM
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Erno86,

By Age I think he means a 2.5 year old vs 3.5 year old, vs 4.5 year old etc. Not the age of the track.
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:33 AM
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You cannot age a deer using the size of THEIR tracks. Sure a fawn makes a very small footprint. Beyond that, it is a guess. You can only age a deer with certainty using THEIR teeth until they reach a certain age then tooth wear is taken under consideration. The Quality Deer Management Association sells posters that will answer a lot of your aging questions. Go to their "shop" tab then click on "education".
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