Elk Tracks

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If you come across an area where elk have bedded, look carefully at the tracks leading out of the bedding area. Elk that left in a hurry will leave sets of tracks widely spaced because they jumped up and bounded away, whereas elk that did not leave in a hurry will usually leave evenly spaced tracks. Also look for urine spots as elk often urinate in their beds upon standing. Cows will leave a urine spot near the fringe of the bed’s indentation, bulls pee right in the middle of their bed.


hunter25's picture

A right on tip to determine

A right on tip to determine whether you are following elk that just got up and walked away or if maybe you are the one that chased them away in the first place. It works especially good in the snow with soft groung underneath as they will throw dirt ll over when they take off and run. An interesting tip that I'm sure a lot of guys have not thought of.

Deer pretty much act the same way other than I'm not sure about the bedding thing either.

Thanks a bunch for your comments.

numbnutz's picture

Good stuff, I have seen that

Good stuff, I have seen that a few times

ManOfTheFall's picture

Good tips.

Good tips.

Critter's picture

It may be the same but I

It may be the same but I haven't came across that many beds of mulies since they are not heard animals you won't see as many beds but only singles or twos.

groundhog's picture

I wounder

I wounder if this is the same for white tails and mulies?