Animal and Man Tracking Oregon. Tracking can be explained as interpreting an animal or human presence and passage upon the landscape. Tracking is known as the art of seeing. Animal and Man Tracking is an ancient survival skill that never goes out of style.
Animal & Man Tracking - Oregon
Two-day - Intro Animal Tracking Course
Emphasis for this 2-Day intro animal tracking class. Is building a solid foundation in animal tracking and the ‘art of seeing’. And how it relates to tracking wildlife and wilderness survival. This course is composed of lecture and field study. Recognizing, interpreting, wildlife tracks, and sign. Tracking is a core survival skill.
Location: Florence, OR.
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Advanced Animal Tracking
Prerequisite: intro-animal tracking
Date: to be announced
Location: Florence, OR
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Animal tracking skills for hunting and survival
Our survival depends on locating water, animals to hunt, and finding a safe place to camp for the night. Tracking is an important survival tool that help us to meet our core needs. When we track, we may find tracks left by wildlife, bruised leaves may show us someone has recently walked here. Using other senses such as our sense of hearing or smell can lead us to water. Tracking uses all of our senses and is a core survival skill you need to develop.
What is animal tracking?
Tracking in the simplest of terms is acknowledging and following a disturbance. What Trackers call Sign. A Tracker can glean specific information from a track, sign, or disturbance made by animal or man. Sign is found on the landscape. For instance, a raccoon leaves or registers its prints in the soft sand along the shore of a lake. What is the Raccoon up to? A freshly browsed shrub with shiny clipped stems may tell us how recently a deer has fed. Practical tracking has many uses, from discovering what animals visit your yard to wildlife observation. Of course, tracking can be a great skill to develop for hunting success. Trackers are found in the military, law enforcement, and search and rescue.
"Getting down on the ground low, turn off the "noise", and really just look hard. It's a wonderful world down there and just one story after another in very minute forms. Thanks, Mark, for making me continue to search for one track after another. Had a blast, I will be back again." ~Roberta Kellis
Interpreting tracks and sign
In this video I interpret Cougar sign. Sometimes an animal's tracks can be difficult to see. But using our knowledge of "sign", we can "know" of the animal's presence. Watch on YouTube as I interpret Mountain Lion scat with some exciting twists!
MAN TRACKING COURSE
Emphasis is on Visual Man-Tracking techniques with lecture and field study.
Contact Mark for individual or group training. Intro to Man-Tracking & Advanced Man-Tracking - to be announced Prerequisite: Intro Animal- Advanced Animal Tracking. Adv.
Courses are held south of Florence, OR. Florence is an hour's drive west of Eugene and three and a half - hours north of Medford. And a three and a half-hour drive south of Portland. For Bend and Central Oregon, however, expect 3 to 4 hours.
- Driving directions, gear list, course forms, specific to your class are provided upon registration
- Camping and meals are not provided
- First day start time 8:40 AM - end time 4:PM
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets of any kind allowed on camp premises or in vehicles
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
Not available on site. See area accommodations for Camping, Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lagoon Campground, Darlings Marina & RV Resort are the closest. Motel accommodations in and around Florence OR. 97439, and Dune City.