There are a couple of days left in the 2016 trapping season but you can make next year’s season more successful by starting additional scouting now. A great resource to multiply your effectiveness is a little book by Richard Headstrom, Identifying Animal Tracks, from Dover Press. The tracks of some furbearers are not so commonplace that they are easily recognizable. Raccoon are pretty straightforward but mink, muskrat and otter might be overlooked or misidentified without a guide. Even coyote tracks can be ignored because they are smaller than the novice might expect. Headstrom’s little book could let you know that you have many more trapping targets on your property than you thought at first.