Of all the outdoor and survival skills to master, tracking game is one of the most difficult.
Not only do you have to find the game, you have to be able to think like them, employ acute situational awareness, read your surroundings to see signs of them and then follow those signs regardless of the environment you find them.
If the ground is rock hard from lack of rain, for example, just simply finding a reliable track can be a monumental task.
The same applies to very wet ground – it can distort tracks and prolong their “life,” meaning you could track something thinking it was a fresh track when in reality it was hours old.
This is where that situation awareness comes in.
By understanding your surroundings and what they mean, you can greatly increase your chances at finding game trails and tracking them.
Check out the video on the next page to see what I mean!