My Tracking Certification Article

Linda Bittle
Linda Bittle Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭✭✭

Sharing this article I wrote for ReelCamo Girl. Thought some of you would enjoy it.


  • moreyshadypines
    moreyshadypines Posts: 72 ✭✭✭

    @Mary Linda Bittle, that is awesome times 10!

    What a lot of dedication and focus. Your work is an amazing example of what is certainly in danger of being a dying art. Congratulations!

  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • dimck421
    dimck421 Posts: 203 ✭✭✭

    Congratulations! Keep the skill alive!

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mary Linda Bittle I haven't had a chance to look at it in it's entirety, but I sure like the way you handled your 'interview'.. a wise way to show your savvy..

    I just read to 'your tracking story' so going off here to finish reading and look into this for myself. I am an outdoors woman from the go and to me there is no where better than living in the country, woods, fresh air, all of Gods creation...some I might not be able to out run lol.....Have you ever seen a cougar in the wild? I saw a young one once when I was bow hunting and what a treat it was..It even made noises as it trotted along its way..

    Thank you for a great change of scenery, and revitalizing story. I'm proud of you !!!

  • Linda Bittle
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    @silvertipgrizz l've not seen a wild cougar, but have come upon fresh tracks.Pretty sure I've been seen by several. What a gift to have seen one!

    Our classes were always 15-30 people, so we never snuck up on anything.

    Years ago, while deer hunting, I had a bobcat sneak up behind me. The wind was in my favor, and I heard it coming in, but thought it was a squirrel! I turned my head, and it was slipping into the underbrush not 5 feet from my back!

  • moreyshadypines
    moreyshadypines Posts: 72 ✭✭✭

    @silvertipgrizz , whoa, from your back, is much better than on your back! Your awareness paid off - you could easily have thought, "a squirrel, why bother looking". But your gut said differently, what a close call. Keep up the good work, fantastic job!

  • dottile46
    dottile46 Posts: 437 ✭✭✭

    @Mary Linda Bittle you may see cougars in your area. They are there and the conservation department had to acknowledge that in the mid to late 1990's.