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When is it a bad idea to follow a game trail?

Traffic Jams The way that game trails are created is by animals walking on them and therefore you can have a higher chance of seeing them. Small animals will get out of your way but moose or bears ...
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When is it a bad idea to follow a game trail?

The only negative that I can think of is an increased likelihood of stepping into a trap if trapping is legal in the area. While it is easy to find incidents of pets getting caught in a trap, there ...
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Does it harm deer when I walk on their trails?

No, human smell is only potentially harmful to small fawns, a doe may abandon her infant fawn if it smells of human. At least this is what we're told as kids when we're hiking a trail and encounter a ...
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