The Hurtless Hunt is just one of the activities in Do Unto Animals that helps us to get amongst creatures in their natural habitats, without disrupting their environment or their well-being. In the book, Tracey reminds us that the closest we may ever get to some animals is through the footprints they leave behind. The Hurtless Hunt contains lots of good tips and tricks for tracking animal prints, while remembering to keep our distance, be respectful, and be careful not to frighten animals or encroach on their turf.
If you and your family have gone out tracking and returned with a notebook filled with track prints you’ve identified, then put your findings to use and make some tracking stamps. Our craft contributor, Jodi Levine, showed us how to make the easiest stamps using cardboard and adhesive foam. Use the footprint sketches from your own Hurtless Hunt (or print and download our template) and leave some footprint tracks of your own. Use your stamps on whatever you please! We made a tote bag.
** More information on the Hurtless Hunt can be found in Do Unto Animals **