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Hunters tracking game
Stalking often involves following tracks to lead you to the type of game you are hunting.

The difference between still hunting and stalking is that when stalking, you follow signs leading to a particular type of game or group of animals, or close the distance to game already spotted.

You may stalk to:

  • Follow tracks on trails or a morning “dew” trail through leaves and brush.
  • Follow sounds or scents of animals, such as elk, sheep, or collared peccaries.
  • Sneak closer to an animal for a better shot.

Stalking requires total focus because you must remember to keep downwind, stay quiet, stay alert, and remain patient.