How good are you at recognizing animal tracks? A skilled tracker is not only able to follow an animal’s trail, but also gauge its behavior, reconstruct its movements, and ultimately even predict its path. It is one of the oldest and most time-honored skills known to mankind.

If you’re interested in getting into tracking, one of the first things you must learn is how to identify your target. Take your best shot at our quiz below, but be warned—some parts are quite hard, especially with the ungulates. After all, the differences between a whitetail deer’s print and that of a mule deer print are minuscule at best. The lack of references in some make them even more difficult.

Can you correctly identify them all?

Image from Dean Miller/QuarterCircleS on the Wikimedia Commons

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