What does a feral hog track look like?

Feral Hogs October 04, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF

Feral hog tracks are similar to white-tailed deer tracks in size, but feral hog tracks are broader and have more rounded front toes than the pointed front toes of deer.  Also, if feral hog tracks show dew claws, they are wider than the front toes, whereas in white-tailed deer the dew claws are mostly the same width as the front toes.

Feral hog tracks.     

Feral hog track, note the wide-setting dew claws.

 

White-tailed deer track.

White-tailed deer track, note the dew claws are in line with the front toes.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.