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jkr
Join Date: 10/31/2011
10/8/2012 1:47:40 PM Index Tracking book
Has any one read Index Tracking by Freddy Osuna? If so, what was your impression of it.

http://www.amazon.com/Index-Tracking-Essential-Guide-Trailing/dp/1935354884/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top



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Trackerdoc
Join Date: 3/15/2008
10/8/2012 7:28:34 PM 
I read it. decent book> mostly david scott donellan stuff. little animal tracking. not anthing new really.


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jkr
Join Date: 10/31/2011
10/9/2012 7:05:19 AM 
Thanks Trackerdoc.

One more question since I'm not familiar with David Scott Dolan stuff. The books I have read are: Jack Kearney's, Tom Brown's, Practical Tracking by Mark Elbroch and Combat Tracking Guide by John Hurth. So my question is do you think Index Tracking will add anything, or is it already covered in what I have?

OK, two questions. Are there any other books that you would recommend for me to add to my library?

Thanks,
Jacob



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myron
Join Date: 4/8/2008
10/11/2012 6:52:27 AM 

Another book to check out.


http://www.paulrezendes.com/books.php



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jkr
Join Date: 10/31/2011
10/12/2012 6:17:48 AM 
Myron, Thanks for the recommendation.


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Trackerdoc
Join Date: 3/15/2008
10/19/2012 9:35:31 AM 
I like jon youngs basic tracking book, and marks stuff is awesome. if you can get an old copy of the science and art of tracking it is worth it and any old vietnam era books on patrolling are worth holding onto. hurths book is pretty good and i would keep it. Abbot had a book on mantracking that is good and I like the tracker book of hardins. hardins is not a how-to manual but it is good and full of practical stuff. anything by leibenburg is worth having as the intros and discussions are usually very informative. on CD, the is a sign and dtacking course 101 and sign tracking 101. very good.


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jkr
Join Date: 10/31/2011
10/20/2012 9:48:24 AM 
Thanks for the recommendations Trackerdoc! Do you have a link for the CDs that you mentioned? My Goggle Fu must be weak today, I can't seem to find any CDs.




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Join Date: 10/25/2012
10/25/2012 9:14:02 AM Index Tracking
Index Tracking is a system of visual tracking that is completely different than any other system in the world. There is no comparison to Scott Donelans methods whatsoever. I developed this system by Tracking ELK, Deer, Javelina, Coyote, Turkey and Humans alike. The Mammal Mechanics sections covers many aspects of animal locomotion and is meant to prime the reader to focus not on only applying Index Tracking to pursuing humans but also animals.Please contact me directly for more information.
fred@greensidetraining.com
1(520)205-1790
www.greensidetraining.com



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Trackerdoc
Join Date: 3/15/2008
10/27/2012 11:47:01 AM 
I certainly cant argue with the author, i would say check it out. my looking at what videos I saw and reading the book seem very much like what I have seen from DSDTS and TTOS. that being said, I think tracking is constantly being updated and reinterpretted. certainly no disrespect to the author. I understand little is taught from an animal tracking or trailing standpoint in most donelan type programs, its not that the method couldnt work, but thats not what he is teaching. If index tracking can get you into the woods trailing, then thats what I am going to encourage. we just dont have enough of that out there. give index tracking a second look before you take some novice opinion like mine :)


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Join Date: 10/25/2012
10/28/2012 10:28:10 PM Index Tracking
Thanks for clarifying Tracker Doc keep up the great work!


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Trackerdoc
Join Date: 3/15/2008
11/9/2012 4:24:43 PM 
Thanks to the author to contributing his piece to the tracking community. the more we have teaching and sharing their experience, the better for all of us. I look foreward to taking a class.


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