Tracking and Reading Sign by Len McDougall
A Guide to Mastering the Original Forensic Science

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Tracking and Reading Sign is a colorful, practical introduction to tracking and reading sign that will help you spot and analyze tracks, prints, gaits, scats, scents, and animal behavior. With full-color photographs illustrating every nuance, the author makes these essential outdoor skills as easy as possible, and profiles more than twenty different animals and detailing their basic characteristics, tracks, habitat, diet, behaviors, and common relatives.

Tracking animals is the original forensic science. Following the same techniques taught in forensic science, you'll learn to recognize clues and then piece together a story about how they came to be. This informative book is the perfect guide for anyone interested in honing their skills of studying animals and reading their tracks. Tracking and Reading Sign includes profiles of dozens of animals, including the New World Moose, American Elk, Eastern Cottontail Rabbit, Brown Bear, Gray Fox, White-tailed Deer. Each profile lists geographic range, habitat and basic characteristics.

Whether you are tracking a white-tailed deer or pondering what four-legged creature visited your backyard during the night, Tracking and Reading Sign is the definitive one-stop reference guide for hunters and animal watchers.


About Len McDougall

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Len McDougall is a field guide and wildlife tracker in Michigan’s North Woods, where he teaches survival classes and tests outdoors products. His other books include The Complete Tracker, The Encyclopedia of Tracks and Scats, The Field & Stream Wilderness Survival Handbook, and Practical Outdoor Survival.
Published April 2, 2013 by Castle Books. 192 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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