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Trailing Elk, Deer & Other Animals with Wolf College Instructors

Whether you hunt with a camera, bow or gun, or if you just love our hoofed animals, you are welcome you to join us for a special day of tracking along the wild and scenic Nisqually River at the gates to Mt. Rainier Nat’l Park. Learn specialized trailing skills as we venture to get close to elk, deer, and other animals. 10:00-4:00 at cost schedule described below.

Workshop Outline:

Join instructors Kim & Chris Chisholm as they guide you through an itinerary like this one for the September 29th Elk & Deer Trailing Workshop:

12:00 Introduction & Training at Park Pavilion
12:45 Travel to River Tracking Site
1:00 On-The-Ground Training
1:45 Eye Break: Discuss Behavior of Subject Animals
2:00 Search for Fresh Sign
2:45 Eye Break: Discuss Fresh Sign
3:00 Trailing Tips & Training
3:45 Eye Break: Discuss Trailing Strategies
4:00 Trail Animal Together
4:45 Eye Break: Separate Into Teams
5:00 Separate Teams Trail Favorite Sign
5:45 Eye Break: Teams Report Findings
6:00 Questions & Departure


• $65 general, or $60 if you attended one of our intro tracking classes.
• $60 for a second friend/family member, or if you attended one of our introductory afternoon or evening wildlife classes, or if you have earned a Level I Cybertracker Certificate, or if you are a local property owner in the area where we are running the workshop, or if you are part of a current conservation project.
• $55 for a third friend/family member, or if you attended a previous wildlife tracking workshops with us, , or if you have earned a Level II Cybertracker Certificate, or if you have a Master Hunters License.
• $50 for a fourth friend/family member, or if you attended two previous wildlife tracking workshops with us, or if you have earned a Level III Cybertracker Certificate, or if you have a current SAR ID Card & JHPTS Basic Tracking Certificate.
• $45 per additional friend/family member, or if you covered this subject at one of our camps/expeditions, or attended three previous wildlife tracking workshops with us.

We will also have our recommended field guides for sale, including Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest Coast by David Moskowitz, Tracks & Scat by James Halfpenny, and more. Also, please note that we can only scrape the surface in a 6 hour workshop, so if you would like to learn to a more advanced level and have time to really practice your skills, please enroll in our 5 Day Summer Course: Tracking Wolf Country – From Birds to Big Critters: Cougar, Bear, Elk and the Teanaway Pack


Check/Mail Registration Option: Send payment in full or a minimum $45 per person check deposit payable to the Wolf College,[masked]th St. SW, Puyallup WA 98371 along with a completed registration form. Balances will be due upon arrival at the workshop.

Credit/Debit Card Registration Option: Just call us at[masked] or[masked] and we will run your card securely over the phone.

Preparation: Bring your 10 Essentials to be comfortable in the field all day, rain or shine, including plenty of water and food. Also bring a notebook for recording answers and taking notes from discussions when reviewing questions.

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