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TRR photos by Sandy Long

The weight of the turkey that left these tracks, in combination with snow conditions, may have produced the interesting circular pattern. Tracks laid in snow expand as the snow melts, providing clues as to how recently the animal was there. 

Tackling tracking in the snow

The first snows have dusted the Upper Delaware River Region. Other than giving everyone something to crow about on social media, some areas saw just enough accumulation to provide early opportunities for tracking animals and learning more about their “hidden” lives.

Youth hunting

There are more hunters retiring than joining the ranks each year. It’s a sad truth that the next generation of hunters will have to deal with. There will be fewer in the following generation too if the trend keeps up. The best thing to do to combat this? Take a kid hunting.

Taxidermy Tips

• Every hunter and fisher has seen work that he or she likes. Talk to your friends to find out who did their mounts, visit their shops and look at some of their work first hand. Find out how the taxidermist prefers to receive the animal you’re having mounted.

The rut is on

Right now mature bucks are chasing does and fighting off rivals.  This means they’re more likely to run into roads without heeding traffic. Watch not only when driving but also when hunting, as these bucks have one thing on their mind. If you’re out hunting right now here are three tactics to use.

 

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