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May 17-21, 2017  Forest Grove, OR

Tactical Tracking students conducting a pursuit mission

The 5-Day Tactical Tracker Course is designed to teach students aggressive visual tracking techniques that begin at the individual level and progresses to conducting a tracking mission as a member of a Tracking Patrol. Students who complete the course will be presented with a certificate of completion. (This is a 50+ hour course)  

Course Curriculum:

  • Glossary of Tracking Terms

  • Basic Visual Tracking Techniques

  • Human Gait and Track Interpretation

  • Visual and Non Visual Tracking Indicators

  • Factors that Affect Sign

  • Principles of Tracking

  • Track Pursuit Drill

  • Mission of the Tracker Squad

  • Duties and Responsibilities within the Tracker Squad

  • Tracking Formations and Movement Techniques

  • Lost Track Drills

  • Immediate Action Drills

  • Assessing the Age of Sign

  • Conduct of a Tracking Patrol

Required Packing List

This is a basic list. Remember you will be out in a field environment for the full 5 days.

  • 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

  • Eye Protection

  • Rain Gear

  • 30 feet of 550 cord

  • Pencil

  • Paper

  • Retractable Tape measure

  • 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 the Entire Time in the Field.                      

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



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 3-6 miles over rugged terrain.


A minimum of 10 students is required in order for this course to be conducted. Register and make payment now to guanrantee placement.


*** Due to Department of State ITAR Regulations, all Tactical Training is available only to US Citizens/Legal Residents.***


** Ask about our Hosting Guide. Additional course costs will be assessed based on mission requirements when TYR Group instructors travel out of state to a hosting organizations location (airfare, lodging, etc...).


Please fill out our Course Registration Form for each course you will attend. Then make your payment. You are not fully registered until your Course Registration Form has been submitted and your course slot has been paid in full.

TYR Group requires a non-refundable deposit for all courses. Please see your course below for deposit amount.

You are responsible for reading all of our policies before purchasing. Please read our Training Payment Policy here.


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Please contact us at or 337-344-7928 with any questions.




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When using our payment plan option, additional payments should be made each month following initial payment, until course fee is paid in full.


5-Day Tactical Tracker Course - Forest Grove, Oregon

May 17-21, 2017


Course Rate is $700 Per Student

Registration Deadline/ All payments due April 19, 2017


The location of this course is in the community of Gales Creek, OR,

located near the next largest town of Forest Grove, OR. The non-refundable and non-transferable deposit for this location is $260.00. Student who are registering for this course can either pay in full or make 3 monthly payments. See payment carts below. 

May 17-21, 2017 5-Day Tactical Tracker Course - Forest Grove, OR
Combat Tracking Guide By John Hurth
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