Wilderness Skills: Animal Tracking and Print Identification
Adult Enrichment / Special Interest -
Are you intrigued by the possibility of reading stories in the tracks that animals leave upon the face of the Earth? This class teaches the basics for identifying the footprints of most North American mammals. Casts of animal tracks taken in the wild will be on display. Dress for the weather - if conditions are right, we may go out and view tracks.
Ron Nosek has been intrigued since childhood with the ability of native peoples to live in harmony in the so-called “wild” places. In 1979, he read Tom Brown, Jr.’s “The Tracker”. For the next 13 years he studied and practiced as best he could the skills about which he had read. In 1992, Ron learned of Medicine Hawk Wilderness Skills in Milwaukee and began to take classes under the tutelage of Tom & Ellen Hanratty. He soon became an apprentice, then a full-time instructor.
Ron is a former attorney (retired after 29 years of criminal trial work) and, for many years, did two wilderness trips a year just to keep his head in the right place. Ron joined D214 in 2021 to share his wealth of knowledge.