Trailing workshop (CyberTracker)

As this eval is open for anyone, this text is in English.

- In collaboration with  Casey McFarland - senior tracker / external evaluator USA

"This will be an amazing opportunity to take your skill up to a whole new level; we'll spend a full day absolutely hammering the method...you'll be exponentially better and completely prepared for future practice. It will also be the perfect way to step up your game for trailing evaluations!” 

Casey McFarland. 

 

In this one day workshop we will be covering all the skills needed for following the fresh trail of an animal. The set up of this workshop is aimed at anyone, wanting to learn how to get close to an animal without being noticed. Another reason might be you are preparing for a trailing evaluation.
After a short introduction we will be on trail for the rest of the day. We keep the group size to a maximum of 5 students, so everyone will have a chance to be on lead.

You will learn how to recognize a fresh trail. In which direction is the animal walking, and in what gait? We’ll be dealing with all kinds of challenging substrate; from dusty sand to needles, from leaf litter to solid ground. Am I still ‘on trail’? What do I know of the animal’s behavior. Where do I expect this animal is going to. Are these bird alarm calls because of me? Where is the wind coming from? We’ll take turns who is on lead and you’ll be given tuition throughout the day. 

 

Trailing is rather difficult to organise in Holland, so for this workshop we will mainly be focussing on man-made trails, but the skills needed to be on trail stay the same. 

 

We also offer a trailing evaluation where we will actually find and follow an animal. Casey McFarland will be taking both the workshop as the evaluation. 


We have posted a number of stories about trailing on our BLOG. You will be linked to others via this one.


(The fotogallery is best viewed on a large screen)

Onderwerpen:

  • finding a fresh track
  • aging of tracks 
  • following a trail
  • learning to see you are still 'on trail'
  • dealing with different substrate
  • finding a lost track
  • being aware of other tracks and sign when on trail
  • recognizing the behaviour of the animal you follow
  • predicting the behaviour of your quarry
  • stealth when on trail

Data:

Trailing workshop (CyberTracker)
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  • 30 september 2019 - dagcursus (maandag)

Duur: one full day (approx from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm)
Aantal deelnemers: 5 max
Lokatie: Drenthe
Prijs: € 145,= (tax included)
Lunch not included

More info will be send after enlisting.

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