This is straight from the CyberTracker North America Website.
The purpose of the Trailing Evaluation is to assess the tracker’s ability to follow a individual animal’s (or group of animals) spoor across the landscape, and to evaluate the tracker’s ability to interpret behavior of the animal(s) on the trail and to locate that specific animal or group. Locating the animal involves finding, approaching to within a reasonable distance, observing and exiting the area without alerting the animal to the tracker’s presence. The species followed during an evaluation depends on the species available at the venue with consideration given to the difficulty of the substrate and terrain. Animals commonly followed include all of the large North American ungulates(deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, feral hogs ect.) as well as large carnivores (bears, mountain lions and wolves). Human trails are occasionally used for Level I candidates or in combination with animal trails when there are venue or weather constraints.
Here we will spend 2-3 days following deer trails in the north woods of Western Wisconsin. The evaluation will run from 8 am until roughly 3 pm each day. We will take turns being “on point” With the evaluator. We will be evaluated on our ability to identify, age, and follow these deer trails. Not only is this a test for a certificate, it is also one of the most effective ways to learn trailing. We will have 2 of the best trackers in the world with us. 1. Kersey leading the evaluation, and guiding our days. 2. Lee Following with the rest of the group debriefing, and helping us learn from our struggles.
Only 3 spaces available.
Do not wait.
We will be in NW Wisconsin, Likely on the North Winds Campus in Grantsburg.