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BACK COUNTRY TRACKING


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Length: 5 Days (40 Hours)

Designed For:  Military or law enforcement officers and agents of any federal, state, or local agency with jurisdictions in remote back country settings or urban interface.

Prerequisites: Participants in the training should have some knowledge of land navigation, including compass and map reading. Attending students must be military or sworn law enforcement personnel and capable of carrying a load of tactical gear over varying mountain terrain for distances of three to five miles. Any student who is allergic to "bee stings" is required to bring an antidote. No Exceptions!

Description: This course teaches tactical tracking skills in remote backcountry settings and urban environments. These skills will aid in search and  rescue operations, locating missing persons, border security, poaching, drug traffickers, terrorists, insurgents and fugitive apprehension. This course integrates counternarcotics into military operations establishing a whole of government concept.


Course Objectives:

  • Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA)
  • Immediate Action Drills
  • Tactical Team Development & Patrol Operations
  • Land Navigation
  • Sign Cutting and Tactical Tracking
  • Operations Planning
  • Night Tracking
  • Camouflage and Concealment

Recommended Personal Gear:

  1. Backpack
  2. Some type of camouflage to blend in woods (woodland BDU shirts and pants)
  3. Long Sleeves & Gloves (Field jacket during cold weather months)
  4. Warm head gear and/or Boonie hat (during cold weather months)
  5. Rain gear
  6. Hydration pack system
  7. Boots
  8. Flash light
  9. Small red light or light with red, blue, or green filters
  10. Insect repellent
  11. GPS unit (optional)

Taught by certified members of the Mississippi Counterdrug Program