Face it. Just about all your deer hunting’s been sit-and-wait. Doesn’t matter if you sit in a tree or in a ground blind, the routine is the same: Pattern the deer, place your stand, set your alarm, harvest your buck. And that’s fine, but haven’t you always wanted to track a buck in the snow like those big-woods hunters in Maine and Montana? Here, you’ll need a new set of skills, and now is a good time to perfect them. You don’t need your rifle, at least not to start—just your persistence. Here are some clues to help you dissect a deer track.