Our Tracking Curriculum is used by naturalists, hunters, search and rescue professionals, and military personnel. We share this vast area of study by breaking it down to eight disciplines.
- Track identification involves species recognition skills as well as tools to determine individuals within each species.
- Subject and Substrate Analysis examines the behaviors of tracking media and the behaviors of the subjects being tracked.
- Track interpretation allows the tracker to read each track, track pattern, track cluster, and sign to determine what the subject was doing at the time the tracks were made.
- Track Aging involves the analysis of tracks and track degradation in response to time, weather, and gravity.
- Trailing is the art and science of following the subject through varied terrain as well as closing the gap between the tracker/tracking team and the subject they are tracking.
- Tracking Methodology studies the techniques and approaches used by tracking cultures around the world.
- Ecological Tracking allows the tracker to read the entire landscape for solid species lists and locations within each biome.
- Intuitive tracking combines the other seven arts with the awareness skills to create a harmonic in one’s tracking ability that is greater than the sum of one’s individual inventory of tracking skills.