blob of flour indicates a trail. Three consecutive hash marks indicates true
that the trail may change direction at this point. Here hounds spread out and
look for trail. From the check, true trail will begin again in about 100 yards
in any direction. There also may be one or more false trails from the check.
parallel lines across the trail indicate that the trail is false and the hounds
should return to the last check to look for the true trail.
arrow laid only by hares. A hare arrow always indicates true trail. Hounds may
also mark arrows, but hound arrows lack the three hash marks on the shaft and
may or may not indicate true trail.
that there's beer within 100 yards or so. When used to indicate a beer check,
Front Running Bastards (FRBs) must wait until the Dead Fu*king Last (DFL) hound
arrives before proceeding on trail. The beer check's purpose if twofold, to
provide refreshment and to regroup the pack. When this mark is used in
conjunction with "ON-IN" it indicates that the end of the trail is
this point the trail splits into a segment which is easy (turkey) and a segment
which is difficult (eagle). The two segments will eventually rejoin somewhere
before the trail ends or at the end itself.