Combat tracking teams of Vietnam.


Not much is really known about them except for the few specialty instructors around that have dug into it some. They were a special operations team to say the least. Acceptance rates to qualify for a team were similar, maybe even lower than the the qualifications of today. They were extremely good and extremely well … Continue reading Combat tracking teams of Vietnam.

“Trackers revive, teach old skill for finding lost people”.


“In the vast forests and open spaces of Minnesota, finding missing people can be expensive and time consuming. When someone is lost in the north woods, searching for them often requires airplanes, helicopters and dozens of people. To make such searches more efficient, White Earth tribal conservation officers are learning an ancient skill called man … Continue reading “Trackers revive, teach old skill for finding lost people”.

Forensic Tracking.


“[…] Footwear and tire track evidence can be essential to your case, but it’s often overlooked. In some cases, CSIs identify the evidence but assume they can’t do anything with it. Weather extremes and difficult surfaces can make casting very challenging, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In this two part series, I’ll first review … Continue reading Forensic Tracking.

History of Man Tracking: Frank North and the Pawnee Scouts.


Born in Manhattan, NY, 1840, Frank Joshua North has been an American interpreter, United States Army officer and politician. In 1860 North worked as a clerk and interpreter at the Pawnee Agency trading post in Genoa, Nebraska. Four years later, n 1864, General Samuel R. Curtis asked Frank North to organize a company all made of Pawnee scouts. … Continue reading History of Man Tracking: Frank North and the Pawnee Scouts.