Export subset of shapefile based on attributes

Discussion created by karlcox3 on Feb 9, 2011
I have a shapefile with daily locations of multiple animals.   I am looking for a way to extract a subset of this data to display just the last 10 days worth of locations for each animal.   I can write a program in excel to query it out, but I am not quite sure of the best approach in ArcGIS. Any ideas?