T R A C K ...C A S T S

T R A C K ...C A S T S

FOOTPRINT.....CASTS

All footprint casts are life-size from wild, free-roaming animals and come with a written history of the animal, cast surface and location. Each is an exact duplicate and measurements may be made from the cast.

Casts were selected for large size; they are not from average sized animals. They are impressive!

Making the cast involves several stages.

In the field, I locate excellent quality tracks in a fresh mud surface. Into these I pour plaster. The resulting cast is a positive of the foot of the animal, in other words, it is as if the viewer were looking at the bottom of the animal's foot.

Next, a rubber mold is made of the plaster cast. This mold is a negative that looks like a footprint in the ground.

Finally from the rubber mold, a polyurethane cast is made. The final product is a positive which looks like the footprint. The cast is then painted to become a piece of art work and a thing of beauty both in the natural history it shows and simply as art.

All casts were made by myself, Jim Halfpenny.

15% discount when ordering all four cast - go to the bottom of the page.

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GRIZZLY BEAR FOOTPRINT CAST

A large male grizzly (Ursus arctos) left this footprint along the banks of Trout Creek in Yellowstone National Park on June 4, 1997.

Of all the Yellowstone grizzly tracks I have studied, the size of this footprint measures in the top 15%. The bear probably weighed over 450 lbs. The average adult (5 or more years old) male grizzly weighs 425 lbs.

Cast by Jim Halfpenny.

Cast measures 11 3/4" long and 8" wide
SKU: fgr
Our price: $50.00
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COUGAR FOOTPRINT CAST

Cougar, puma, mountain lion, panther, catamount are all names for the same North American cat (Felis concolor).

A large male left this footprint at Pine Butte Nature Preserve, Montana in August of 1996. The footprint was made by the front foot in soft mud. Male tracks are normally wide but the soft mud caused the toes to spread even further. This animal weighed about 145 lbs.

Cast measures 5 3/4" long and 5 3/4" wide

Cast by Jim Halfpenny
SKU: fcou
Our price: $30.00
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WOLF FOOTPRINT CAST
A large male gray wolf (Canis lupus ) left this footprint at Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park on July 17, 2003. The wolf was probably from Swan Lake Pack. The footprint was made by the front foot in soft mud. While male tracks are normally wide, the speed of the galloping wolf and the weight in the shoulders and head caused the toes to spread even further.

This animal weighed about 130 lbs.

Cast measures 7 3/4" long and 7 1/4" wide

Cast by Jim Halfpenny
SKU: fwolf
Our price: $30.00
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BLACK BEAR FOOTPRINT CAST

A medium-sized male black bear (Ursus americanus) made this footprint on September 21, 1991 in Terrace, British Columbia. The bear was fishing for salmon as we watched.

The footprint was made in a fine sand that took excellent detailed tracks.

Cast measures 6" x 6"

Cast by Jim Halfpenny
SKU: fBlBr
Our price: $30.00
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BIG FOUR:
Grizzly, Cougar, Wolf, Black Bear

Order all four casts and get a 15% discount: thus $119


Casts by Jim Halfpenny
SKU: fbig4
Our price: $119.00
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