Learn about deer by tracking them in the snow February 2, 2014 New York

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Learn about deer by tracking them in the snow February 2, 2014 New York, Wellsville Daily Reporter 
... When a whitetail walks, they put their back foot into the track of the front hoof. So, when we see tracks, they are almost always a combination track of the back hoof and the front hoof, unless they are running. As a whitetail runs, it pushes its back feet ahead of the front feet... the whitetail which is loping along to catch up with its buddies will splay its hoof, making a bigger impression, even though it may be of identical weight or even have slightly smaller body size!..

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