Tracking is a skill that most of us have never bothered to learn, much less learn well, but in a survival situation, it is a key element of increasing your odds in securing a food source.
Contrary to what you see on hunting shows on television, game – large or small – do not usually stumble into range every time the cameras are rolling.
It takes a lot of hard work to figure out where animals might feed, move and bed and they possess a pretty keen ability to sense danger and avoid it.
Tracking them in many cases is the only option, especially if hunting pressure is high.
Which means you have to be able to locate and track them down to have any chance at a kill at all; the advice on the next page covers some ideas on how to do that.