How to track animals
Tracking is a fun way to discover wildlife.
How to track animals brings you closer to the often seemingly invisible world of animals.
learning how to track we can discover the sign and movement of animals. Recently students mapped out coyote, gray fox, feral cat, birds, chipmunk, mouse, and bobcat.
The discovery of wildlife is made easier through the skills of tracking.
Tracking is science and art
Tracking animals can be very precise. The science of animal tracking may require precise measurements to distinguish between animal tracks of the same family and specie.
The art of tracking enables the discovery of animals through recognition of their behavior. Scrapes, rubs, and digs are all behavior action and give important detail about the species of an animal.
A bus driver and hunter
One of our new animals tracking students is a bus driver and avid deer hunter from Eugene. John had this to say about his newly developed animal tracking skills.
“Thank you, Mark, for a wonderful experience. I learned more about tracking in 2 days than I have in 40 plus years of hunting.” ~John H
Thanks, John H., We love to hear these types of comments from our students. Our focus is to increase our student’s tracking skills, dramatically.
Practical animal tracking
Animal tracking has many uses, from discovering what animals visit our yard to wildlife observation. Tracking can be a valuable tool for hunters, photographers, and nature enthusiast. For me, learning to track is one of the best survival skills a person can learn.