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Tracking

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Riot, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I've got this tracking test comming up and it asks "what are the 9 basic rules to tracking?"

    I've looked everywhere and I can't find anything close to what I think they want. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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    Check out this site,it may help you.

    http://www.bear-tracker.com/
     
  3. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What's the test for?
     
  4. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    It's a basic search and rescue team...
     
  5. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've never heard of the "9 Rules of Tracking" as if it were something set in stone. So it's almost a waste of time to try and discern them, especially if it's for a test and they already know exactly what it is you're supposed to say. That said, there are the common:

    -don't go beyond the last known sign
    -track into the sun if possible
    -don't step on the track
    -always know where you are
    -always know who you're looking for
    -figure out how old the track is to determine your proximity
    -stop at night

    I mean you could go on and on but still it's like what exactly are they looking for because different schools teach different stuff.