Finding trails via google maps

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  1. alenhard15

    alenhard15 Grizzled Veteran

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    I know this one has been a topic in here before but how many of you use google maps to find well defined deer paths, I am assuming that’s what these are in the picture below. IMG_1813.JPG


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    archbunk Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I think it depends. If it’s land that was used or is still being used for 4 wheeler, dirt bike etc it could be from that. If you know the land has not been used for that then I would assume it’s a deer trail.


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    Use both Google and OnX Hunts.
     
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    I'd those are deer trails then they are 10 feet wide.

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    looks like a four wheeler track and the tracks running through the middle are probably just people driving through the track.
     
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    Believe it or not... Large large majority of these are deer trails.

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    If you know the use of the land then yes. I know on our land there hasn't been cows on it in 10 years and I know where the trails are that i drive.
     
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    "6 year old deer trails"
     
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    It would take boots on the ground observations to be sure, it could be deer trails. Especially, if it is a piece of private ground or public that does not allow ATV usage. There a couple of pieces of public that I have looked at on google earth that show similar trails that should be deer trails because ATVs are not allowed. I have not had the chance to look yet.
     
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    Even if deer didn’t make the trail, odds are they use it if it leads too/from where they are going.

    Edit: and to answer your question, yes I use google earth

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    There is no substitute for boots on the ground. That's the only way you'll know for sure. Pics can be very deceiving.
     

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