Location: Hatfield Forest, North Essex
Suitable for: Persons over 16 years old
Previous Experience Required: Previous Tracking Experience is required
Duration: 3 days (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Dates: Please see below
We are excited to introduce the latest in our series of wildlife tracker courses in the British environment.
This promises to be an extraordinary course which brings all the previous tracker courses together. It will expand and stretch your tracking skills to unimaginable heights.
This may seem a little over-exaggerated; but this course has been years in development. It promises to deliver not just tracking, nature awareness, and field-craft skills to new levels but also introduces more tracking techniques to help you achieve your aim including bracketing, jump tracking, trailing, paleo-movement and other enhanced wildlife observation techniques. We will also look at an enhanced zone-in technique.
Technically, we will also be looking in depth at bird tracks and sign and more bird behaviour.
We looked at known human senses versus animals senses in the Wilderness Immersion Course; now we will investigate other senses that animals have and we do not under the heading “Sensory Tracking.” Be prepared to keep an open mind while we explore vibration, energy, magnetism and others. Did we make use of these senses in our primitive past?
But it is the trailing techniques we will concentrate on. US trackers were originally called Trailing Men; the San used Perseverance Hunting techniques to run down their prey to exhaustion. You may not be doing the latter (!)… but you will certainly learn how to stalk at very close quarters without being detected. Just keep looking over your shoulder!
Please note – This is a level 3 (advanced) course and you should be a resonably accomplished tracker and wild-camper to undertake this course.
We will send out additional information including additional kit suggestions on receipt of your booking.
Course will start at 1800 (6pm) on Friday and finish 1500 (3pm) on Sunday
Please bring your own shelter (Tent/tarp/hammock)
The courses are self catering. Please bring food and a stove. Drinking water will be provided.
You can view our standard suggested kit list here. Please contact us if you require assistance with kit.
You will be sent the meeting point details on receipt of your final payment.