-The edge of a track that is fresh will give to the slightest touch of your hand.
-Both does and bucks have dewclaws, but does will usually only leave the marks when running or in snow deeper than 3 inches.
-The hoof size is distorted in the snow, because when a deer lifts up its foot it drags a little, creating a larger track.
-The walking stride of a buck is usually between 18 to 22 inches. A doe will have strides generally less than 19 inches.
-8 or more inches between the right and left legs indicates a large buck.
-The midline between the toes of a deer will become frozen and be solid to the touch after 45 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the temperature.
-Your skin transmits heat at approximately the same rate as a deer's hoof.
-Most deer have longer outside toes.
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