Buck or doe tracks

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by therookie, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. therookie

    therookie 8 pointer

    Aug 24, 2012
    Is there a way to tell the difference?
  2. LSOSGT1109

    LSOSGT1109 10 pointer

    Jul 22, 2012
    Laurel County
    I hope this fairs better than my question about buck and doe poop! Lol

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  3. coon hunter

    coon hunter Spike

    Jun 15, 2008
    Brownsville KY
    Yes a Buck will leave a hock print
  4. 8&sand

    8&sand 12 pointer

    With this crowd there is no telling where it will go! lol
  5. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Only sure way is to see them standing in it!
  6. BP1992

    BP1992 Banned

    Dec 31, 2010
    I assume you mean the dew claws??? Either way, completely false. There is no way to know.
  7. breckhunter

    breckhunter 6 pointer

    Aug 31, 2011
    I'd always thought big split hoof marks are bucks??
  8. tyshe17

    tyshe17 12 pointer

    May 4, 2007
    The previous post should end this thread (long winded version of x2)
  9. BP1992

    BP1992 Banned

    Dec 31, 2010
    You can't be serious?
  10. skin_dog1

    skin_dog1 BBBC Members

    I hunted on a lease in Illinois and the lease holder could tell the sex, age and # of antler points of every deer track he saw. I was never able to conclusively prove him wrong so he must've known what he was talking about...:rolleyes:
  11. Master-of-bait

    Master-of-bait Spike

    Sep 9, 2012
    OverCorn, KY
    Even young deer of either gender are known to somethimes have larger than normal hooves. As said above, no way to determine sex of age by tracks. Dew claws and spread apart hooves are usually seen when deer are running in soft soil or snow.
  12. Shaine1985

    Shaine1985 12 pointer

    Jul 11, 2012
    your moms
    I love this site!! *hehe*...
  13. breckhunter

    breckhunter 6 pointer

    Aug 31, 2011
    Yeah actually I am and I'm also titled to my opinion and my opinion is that when the hoof is small rounded then it's a doe or young buck but when the hoofs are split and pointed its a buck it's what my grandfather always told me and he is a wise man and I respect him and his is my roll model so I'm going by what he says!
  14. skin_dog1

    skin_dog1 BBBC Members

    That's awesome. My grandpa used to tell me to be quiet when we were fishing or I'd scare all the fish away. We always caught a bunch whether I was quiet or not. I sometimes wondered if he was just trying to get me to be quiet. Now I tell my girls the same thing. I know for certain I'm only trying to get peace and quiet though. Not sure if grandpa really believed what he was telling me or not. I do however challenge yo to start examining the hooves of the deer you shoot. I've shot some does with some big ol pointed feet. In general bucks that are old and mature do have bigger feet. Usually when I see a really large track I assume it was a buck that left it but i can never say for certain. I do feel I can tell a gobbler track from a hen track.

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