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Finding Wounded Deer

A Comprehensive Guide to Tracking Deer Shot with Bow or Gun

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

In this Finding Wounded Deer, author John Trout gives hunters all the information and tools they will need to track down a wounded deer in any situation.

Although all hunters strive to make clean kills, sometimes that doesn’t happen. And when a deer has been hit and runs off, it’s every hunter’s obligation to do his best to find it.

Here you will find research and information on recognizing deer trails, identifying various types of wounds, reading sign in snow, mud, and hard ground, and understanding the behavior of wounded deer. With photographs, informational charts, and diagrams, hunters can learn about the intricacies of deer anatomy and wounds so they can become accomplished trackers. Accounts of real tracking events and a handy reference guide ensure that Finding Wounded Deer is a useful tool for all deer hunters.

Topics covered include:

  • Wounded deer realities
  • Deer hair identification
  • Blood trails
  • Last-ditch recovery tactics
  • Analyzing the shot
  • Deer anatomy
  • Tracking factors
  • And much more!

About The Author

John Trout, Jr. was an outdoor writer and photographer. An award-winning journalist and author, he wrote many successful books, including Trailing Whitetails, Hunting Farmland Bucks, Hunting Rutting Bucks, and The Complete Book of Wild Turkey Hunting. His articles appeared in regional and national publications more than nine hundred times. An enthusiastic hunter all his life, he hunted and traveled with his wife, Vikki.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (July 21, 2020)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510738683

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