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South Shield- Commitment and Perspiration

South Shield- Commitment and Perspiration

In the curriculum we teach this is represent by holistic tracking of wildlife. When you go tracking you are not just out looking for tracks. In fact when you get really good at it that’s the last thing you are doing. When out tracking on the landscape you are using your whole self, engaging all of the senses

The Art of Trailing and Wilderness Cooking

The Art of Trailing and Wilderness Cooking

At Anake, two core areas of study are wildlife tracking and wilderness survival/bushcraft. In this blog article, learn about a couple different class days where we focused on trailing animals and the art of cooking over an open fire!

Bobcat Track and Sign

Bobcat Track and Sign

Bobcats have a wide range throughout North America. These highly adaptable cats can live in all sorts of habitats. But how do you know if they're in your area? By tracking them, of course! Learn the essential characteristics of bobcat track and sign.

Coyote Tracks and Sign

Coyote Tracks and Sign

Learn the tricks and tips to telling the difference between coyote and domestic dog tracks as Erin Campbell relates an experience from a trip to the coast of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. Includes informative and compelling photographs and a handy comparison chart.

Rabbit Tracks and Sign

Rabbit Tracks and Sign

When is a squirrel not a squirrel? When it's a Lagomorph! Sketches, photos and colorful, informative writing help you know the difference between the Snowshoe Hare and the Eastern Cottontail and provide a glimpse into the world of bunny battles.

Mountain Lion Tracks

Mountain Lion Tracks

The mountain lion, or cougar, continues to expand its range in North America. These predators may live in your area, but never be seen. In this article, you'll learn how to identify mountain lion tracks.

Black-tailed Deer Tracks and Sign

Black-tailed Deer Tracks and Sign

Chief Storyteller for Wilderness Awareness School, John Chilkotowsky, tells this short but evocative story about something he saw upon waking in a nearby pasture. What will you experience if you venture out during the last warm nights of the year?

Skunk Tracks and Sign

Walk this way... Because these Mephitidae lope, galloping, direct register walk, bound, and overstep walk, you can't rely on the pattern of their tracks for primary identification. Find out more about this animal, recently classified as their own separate family.

Following Coyotes

Following Coyotes

A movable feast! Coyote and deer feed in a horse field nearby Kamana Graduate Lucian Avery's Sit Spot in Vermont - find out the tasty treat the coyotes found that kept them coming back for more, and who Lucian got to look directly in the eye…