Blood Trailing Secret
I have been reading the page on this site about blood trailing. Here is a poor man's tip that we have used for years.
We all carry a small spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide in our packs. It is great for finding blood day or night. After you pull your arrow out of the dirt or from under the grass, or you think you might have nicked it just spray it with peroxide. If there is blood present it will foam up. This method has saved us many times when we thought we missed.
When you are tracking in heavy pine needles and the blood is scarce, if you spray a fine mist over the trail the small spots of blood will foam up and get you back on the trail. When you are tracking and your tracks gets crossed up with other tracks, just spray the two sets of tracks and the tracks of the hurt one will foam up.
When you are tracking in the rain the blood will wash off the leaves but it still will foam up where the blood was. Then just turn over the leaf and you'll find blood on the back side of the leaf. This is not a 100% every time because some fungi foam up, but I would say its right about 90% of the time.
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