TRACKING

TRACKING

CLASS OVERVIEW: TRACKING

Read the ground story with these classes:
BASIC and ADVANCED TRACKING
SNOW TRACKING RARE MAMMALS
SNOW TRACKING
BIRD TRACKING
MAMMAL SIGNS
TRACKING FOR HUNTERS
Classes are taught at a variety of areas across North America. Custom courses are available for your home area. Contact us.

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BASIC AND ADVANCED TRACKING
Taught by Jim Halfpenny
Basic and Advanced Tracking may be taken back-to-back. You may register for both Basic and Advanced tracking by clicking on this link. Details about both classes are below.
SKU: tak
Our price: $625.00
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MAMMAL SIGNS OF YELLOWSTONE
Taught by Jim Halfpenny for Yellowstone Institute.

May 26 - May 29, 2017
Register thru the Yellowstone Institute at (406) 848-2400.
Do not add to your basket.

A combined two-day Basic Tracking and two-day Mammal Signs class including analysis of bones, teeth, horns, antlers, scat, and hair. Serves as a prerequisite to Advanced Tracking.
Certification included.
SKU: tms
Our price: $507.00
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ADVANCED TRACKING (Yellowstone)
Taught by Jim Halfpenny in small group situations.
Prerequisite: Basic Tracking, Mammals Signs, or Instructor permission. Short review of basics followed by advanced gaits and trail interpretation. Covers plate tracking, databases, discriminant analysis, and differentiating among close species i.e. dogs and wolves.

Certification included.

Dates: June 21 - 23, 2017.
SKU: tad
Our price: $350.00
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BASIC TRACKING (YELLOWSTONE)
Taught by Jim Halfpenny in small group situations.
Covers the basics of footprints, ageing, relative size, gaits, and reading stories. Prerequisite to Advanced Tracking.

Dates: June 19 and 20, 2017.

Certification included.
All sessions are identical. You may select your choice of dates when you check out.

Basic and Advanced Tracking may be taken together - register for Advanced Tracking below.
SKU: tab
Our price: $275.00
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FORENSIC ANALYSIS
Forensic Analysis of Quadruped and Biped Footprints: Bigfoot to cougars, wolves, and grizzlies
by
Dr. Jeff Meldrum and Dr. Jim Halfpenny
Learn the techniques used to find and document rare species. Topics covered include: Cryptozoology and the public, defining and locating rare species, trace and physical evidence, footprints and gaits, recognizing what is important, collecting quality evidence, photography and casting evidence, analysis of evidence, presentation of analyses, case studies and peer review.

The two-day workshop with pre- and post-events will be taught at the Track Education Center in Gardiner, MT. The Track Education Center is located at the north gate into Yellowstone National Park and it houses the largest forensic tracking collection in the world.

Main workshop is Sep. 26 and 27, 2016
Pre- and post activities on Sep 25 and 28, 2016 respectively
Cost is $250
Workshop briefing packets will be available by the end of July and will be emailed to participants.
SKU: ForAnal
Our price: $250.00
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BASIC SNOW TRACKING
Taught by Jim Halfpenny for the Yellowstone Institute.
Feb. - Mar. 2017 - stay tuned
Register thru the Yellowstone Institute at (406)848-2400.
Do not add to your basket.

Introductory course Covers basics of tracking with emphasis on snow tracks. Certification included.
SKU: tsb
Price to be determined
SNOW TRACKING RARE MAMMALS
Professional Level. Taught by Jim Halfpenny.

Wolverine, lynx, fisher, marten, cougars, wolves, and even bears are difficult to locate, but the winter blanket of snow "ups" your odds of finding them and learning their secrets. Designed for winter enthusiasts from amateur naturalists to wildlife managers to those who just want to know, this course combines basic-level tracking with professional-level skills and includes certification.

Lecture and field content includes snow tracking basics, and tracking databases (criteria for identification and measuring, footprints and trails, size and sex determination, and discriminant analysis), gait patterns and stories, preserving tracks (plaster casting, photography, interpretation), species track accounts, and ecology

Location: Gardiner, MT and Yellowstone National Park

Dates: No classes currently scheduled

All sessions are identical. You may select your choice of dates when you check out.

SKU: STR
Price to be determined
SNOW TRACKING: A WINDOW ON WINTER WILDLIFE ECOLOGY
No class currently scheduled.
Taught by Jim Halfpenny,PhD. for the Yellowstone Institute.

Register thru the Yellowstone Institute at (307)344-2294.
Join us to learn and use snow tracking in a hands-on, research approach to study stories written by animals in the snow about their lives in the winter. Participants must be able to ski or snowshoe for afternoon field trips.
SKU: tsw
Price to be determined
TRACKING FOR HUNTERS
Taught by Jim Halfpenny
Custom class only, Contact Us
A two-day session designed to provide basics of tracking (identification, gaits, and reading stories) for use before a shot is taken, and skills for searching for a wounded animal. Course emphasizes cloven - hoofed animals. Covers behavioral interpretation.
SKU: th
Price to be determined
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