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July 07-09, 2017  Leesville, LA

The Counter Tracking Course is a 3-day course designed to teach anyone interested in applying Counter Tracking techniques in a tactical environment. Most SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) Training focuses on survival and resistance subjects rather than escape and evasion. This course fills that gap as it pertains to evasion. Students who attend this course can expect to receive training on conducting passive and aggressive Counter Tracking techniques that begin at the individual level and progress to evading as a team. Students can expect not only to learn and practice diffrent Counter Tracking techniques that will help an evader but also employ them against a capable tracker element. Students who complete the course will also be presented with a certificate of completion. (This class session is a 30 + hour course)

Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Class Curriculum Includes:

  • Glossary of Terms

  • Human Gait and Track Interpretation

  • Visual and Non Visual Tracking Indicators

  • Factors that Affect Sign

  • Tactics and Techniques Employed by Trackers

  • Principles to Avoid Detection

  • Deception Techniques

  • Evasion Mindset

  • Evasion Tactics


Packing List:

This is a basic list of equipment each student will need for each day of the class.

  • Serviceable uniform

  • Serviceable boots (must be broken in, have good foot and ankle support, and have a good tread)

  • Binoculars (optional)

  • GPS/ Lensatic Compass

  • Knife

  • Watch

  • Flash light with colored lenses

  • Load Bearing Equipment

  • Individual Rifle (Empty magazine - NO AMMUNITION)

  • Assault Pack with a 3 liter Hydration System

  • Ghillie Top (optional)

  • Eye Protection

  • Rain Gear

  • 30 feet of 550 cord

  • Pencil

  • Paper

  • Gloves

  • Camouflage stick, compact or cream

  • Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear

  • Good quality insect repellant with Deet (spring, summer, and fall)

  • Folding Chair (optional)

  • Seasonally appropriate equipment to remain overnight in field conditions.

**Enough food and water for each day of training.

Your instructor is JOHN HURTH, US Army Special Forces (Ret), and author of the "Combat Tracking Guide" published by Stackpole Books.

***** Due to Department of State ITAR regulations, all Tactical Training is only available to US Citizens

*** Additional course costs may be assessed based on mission requirements if TYR Group instructors need to travel to a hosting organizations location (Airfare, Lodging, etc.).


All of our courses are taught completely outdoors. We do not lecture or use power point presentations to conduct our classes. Students will be immersed in the tracking environment from beginning to end.  With that said all who attend must be in good physical condition and able to walk every day 4-8 miles over rugged terrain.





Please fill our Course Registration Form for each course you will attend. 

We cannot hold a slot until a payment has been made.  

Course rate is $360.00 / Student. We require a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of $180 for this course.

Course payments can be made by PayPal, checks mailed to our office (TYR Group LLC, PO Box 262, Carencro, LA 70520), USPS money order. PayPal Carts are set up here for your convenience.




By making payment, you are verifying that you have read TYR Group's Training Payment Policy and thereby understand and agree to them. We will contact you within 3 days of receipt of payment with your course brochure and student paperwork.


Choose to make either the Full Payment or use the Payment Plan.

When using our payment plan option, additional payments should be made in the consecutive months following initial payment, until course fee paid in full.


3-Day Counter Tracking Course

Jul 07-09, 2017 3-Day Counter Tracking Course, Leesville, LA
Combat Tracking Guide By John Hurth
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