The general could follow a trail through the woods at night; he could follow an extremely difficult trail; he must have uncanny powers
"You are proving interesting, Mr. Rainsford. I am going now to have my wound dressed; it's only a slight one. But I shall be back."
After the General finds Rainsford in the tree and lets him live, Rainsford realizes that General Zaroff is an experienced tracker and hunter. He decides to construct the Malay Mancatcher trap.
"You've done well, Rainsford," the voice of the general called. "Your Burmese tiger pit has claimed one of my best dogs.Again you score.
Zaroff tracks Rainsford to the Malay Mancatcher. The trap hits him in the shoulder and he goes back to the palace to dress the wound. This gives Rainsford time to run away and come up with a plan.
Rainsford gets away from General Zaroff and digs a Burmese Tiger Pit Trap to try to kill the General and win the game they are playing.
The General tracks down Rainsford. He sees the trap at the last second and avoids it, but one of his best hounds is caught in the trap and killed by the spikes. This gives rains ford time to escape and plan out his next trap to hopefully end the game.
Rainsford creates his final trap: The Ugandan Knife Trap. This uses a sapling and a springy branch to propel a knife toward a target, in this case, General Zaroff.
Rainsford sees the General and his body guard walking toward him with the pack of hounds and hides nearby to wait for the trap to be set off.