Real World Tracking News & Updates

Here you can find the latest news and updates from real world applications of tracking.  We will update this page constantly with new articles and links where Tracking is used in the field and down range to defeat terrorists, cartel smugglers, Illegal aliens, and everyday criminals... Check back often for updates, and if you have a story or link you'd like to share, send it to

REMEMBER: the TACTICAL TRACKER COMPETITION 2016  ...Actually, we are not positive on if we will be able to host the competition this year due to our scheduling.  If we do, it will be in October in Asheboro, NC at the In Service Law Enforcement Training Center Complex and the surrounding area grounds and city of Asheboro. *Qualified Military and Law Enforcement Teams and Individuals will be invited to compete. *Certificate from a recognized tracking school or instruction is required, unless other credential/training,or experience, is pre approved.  


So... all of a sudden everyone is a "Tracking Instructor"  WTF?  How does this happen?  We can put you through our entire course and you'll have at a minimum of 150 hrs of under our wing instruction, then put you through our additional Instructor Course 600 hrs. and you should have something which parallels the Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) or like course, a law enforcement Instructor course...and so on...and you still can not be an actual Tactical, Combat, or Visual Tracking Instructor with any accreditation...  How can most of these clowns calling themselves "Tracking Instructors", actually explain what it's like to track an actual hostile or potentially hostile, or even just someone on the move, without the experiences associated with having actually tracked multiple quarry in the real world.   Let's use the analogy of doing a room clearing..shoot house, compared to doing an actual entry...nuff said right....  Same thing with tracking... We can see these well trained up guys as Instructor assistants or even instructor candidates...but as the lead, or the head of a so called "Tracking School''...please..  SO,,how about if we take a "Tracking Instructor Course"...Does this training come with some real world tracking of hostiles, fugitives, bad guys, and potentially hostile fleeing individuals?  Are they going to be feeling the potential danger...deep in their hearts that they may be fired upon during the track?..  OK then.   I know some damn good trackers who are operating reputable schools, but think twice about instant Tracking Instructors to teach your guys.   ...and stay away from those guys who just steal courses and POIs we call 'Pop Ups".  You'll know who they are.
  Stay safe and keep on trackin.

HEY... Now these guys are changing up their tune and trying to claim they have some real world tracking experience to pass along.  All BS,  having served is all good, but having served, id not the same as "having served and been trackers, or not as tracking keep it in perspective..One was our student, who didn't get to track as an LEO, and never while serving, the other was David's student..(although David has absolutely no memory of him, and definitely did NOT give him permission to use his copyrighted materials either) was out of the military very shortly after taking the course, never used tracking downrange, or conducted training. careful of the BS.  ...lot of these guys out there.   I have only been tracking sense before these kids were even born...


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