1. Know where previous tracks have been discovered and prior sightings have occurred. An area with a history of tracks and encounters is going to be more productive than just showing up any old place and starting to search. When trackers lose the track or sign they are following, they return to the last confirmed track or sign and begin again. If you wanted to find tracks, you should be returning to the place of the last discovery or encounter.
2. Know what tracks look like. Sort of seems funny to be looking for something when you are sure of what it looks like. Sasquatch tracks will look like large, flattened human feet. Bear tracks are not Sasquatch tracks. Every football sized depression on a trail is not a Sasquatch track either. Study photos of Bigfoot and Sasquatch track castings so you will know what to look for. I even provided a photo of my own for you to study!
3. Look around from time to time especially when you locate something of worth and ask yourself if it would be possible for a large animal to step in that particular spot. A very well formed possible track is not going to occur beneath some thick canopy of brush that is only a few feet above the ground. That would be like threading a needle with a piece of rope. There is just not enough space for the animal leaving the track to actually leave it.
Godspeed, loyal readers…