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Wildwood Tracking

Welcome to the Wildwood Tracking website!

Tracking is all about following marks left by animals. It involves their actual tracks, as well as their scat, scrapes, chews, food harvesting and other signs.

People track animals for survival, scientific study, as well as for the pure enjoyment of solving a puzzle.

From a nature study and scientific perspective, this skill allows you to identify what animals are present in an area and gain some understanding of their habits.

And tracking skills will of course enable you to get close enough to a live animal to kill it for food and hides and other materials useful in a survival situation. For more information about Wilderness Survival please visit the Wildwood Survival website.

  

 

 

What's on this site

 

Tracks, Scat & Other Signs - tracks, scat and sign of mammals, birds and other animals

Tracking Quizzes
by Brian Booth and Walter Muma

The Tracking Quizzes have MOVED to the Tracking Quiz website

"Tracking is like dancing, because your body is happy. It is telling you the hunting will be good. You feel it in the dance. It tells you. When you are tracking, and dancing, you are talking with God."
  -- from The Great Dance
Limb & Eye Dominance, Path Deviation
Awareness
Search and Rescue
Tracking Techniques
Tracking Measurements
Track Aging
Sign Tracking
Gaits
Tracking Boxes - What they are and how to use them
The Way of the Scout - Evasion, Stealth Movement, Camouflage
Tracking Teams
Stories
Algonquin Winter Tracking - narratives and photos: every year February 2005 through 2014
Books and Movies about Tracking
Tracking Humour
 

What's New

Moose

 

"The first track is the end of a string. At the far end, a being is moving; a mystery, dropping a hint about itself every so many feet, telling you more about itself until you can almost see it, even before you come to it. The mystery reveals itself slowly, track by track, giving its genealogy early to coax you in. Further on, it will tell you the intimate details of its life and work, until you know the maker of the track like a lifelong friend."
-- Tom Brown Jr, from The Tracker