Attention Outdoor Enthusiasts
Discover Wildlife Tracking Skills That Reveal the Hidden World Around You
Animal Tracking is Vital for Safety, Survival, and Deepening Your Connection to Nature

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Do You Enjoy Spending Time Outdoors and Wonder What Animals are Nearby?

You might be an avid hiker or nature lover and miss out on seeing wildlife due to their elusive habits.

You might feel uncomfortable being in an area that may be inhabited by bears, mountain lions, and other large predators (or not even recognize when you are in their habitat).

Maybe you own a camera or archery equipment and wonder how to find more animals.

Or maybe something keeps raiding your garden or garbage, but you have no idea what animal is responsible.

You may read about endangered animals and wonder how you could help.

You might wonder how to find game species if you found yourself in a long-term survival situation.

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The Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Online Course is your gateway to mastering these skills.

Imagine being equipped to:

  • Confidently Identify Animal Tracks: Know the tracks of common North American species.

  • Navigate Predator Territory: Learn to safely coexist with large predators like bears and cougars while exploring the outdoors.

  • Trail Wildlife: Discover how to find and follow subtle tracks, signs, and other clues to find animals.

  • Spot Hidden Wildlife: Develop the strategies needed to detect elusive creatures camouflaged within their environment.


We’ve spent decades training folks from all walks of life to be competent wildlife trackers. Throughout these years, we distilled the knowledge to the most critical elements that all outdoor enthusiasts should know.

Now you can gain these valuable lessons in one simple mini course. In just a couple hours, you can be armed with the most crucial tracking knowledge that will help you identify, interpret, and follow the subtle clues left by wild animals.



About Your Instructor

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Jason Knight is passionate about sharing wildlife tracking skills with others. He is an experienced wildlife biologist, wilderness skills educator, and cofounder of Alderleaf Wilderness College. Jason is one of only ten individuals, out of 2,000 tested trackers, that has achieved Senior Tracker in North America (a 100% score on both Track & Sign and Trailing evaluations administered by CyberTracker International).

Jason has managed mountain lion studies for the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife and assisted on gray wolf research in central Idaho. He has worked on dozens of wildlife projects through Wetland Resources Inc and consulted as a local wilderness skills expert for the “Coastal Catastrophe” episode of the Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival television program.

He has contributed photos to the field guide “Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest” by David Moskowitz and conducted extensive fieldwork for the book “Tracks & Signs of Reptiles & Amphibians” by Filip Tkaczyk. Jason Knight is the author of the bestselling book, “The Essential Skills of Wilderness Survival”.

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Six BIG ways the Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Online Course can benefit you:

  • Reduce the risks of dangerous animal encounters by being able to recognize their tracks and signs
  • Be able to read the landscape to learn things like what animals may have gotten into your garbage or raided your garden in the middle of the night, so that you can prevent future issues
  • Assist endangered species conservation because you can recognize and report the tracks and sign of key species found on the landscape
  • Be able to find animals by following subtle tracks, sign and clues on the landscape - for research, fun, wildlife photography, hunting, or simply growing your outdoor awareness
  • Gain a key skill for long-term survival emergencies and living off the land
  • Help friends, family, and the next generation grow their connection to nature, the land, and wildlife so that we can all be better stewards of wild places and species in the future




Here’s What Students Had to Say:

"Alderleaf’s tracking course had a huge positive impact and changed the way I look at, approach, and relate to the natural world around me." -Tyler S.

“Very pleased. It created an interest that I can share with my kids and wife. Thank you very much!” -Bill G.

“Alderleaf helped open my eyes to all the connections in nature between flora, fauna, and us.” – Mark O.

"Since the class I have been spotting wildlife sign left and right when I go into the woods." -Kyle K.




The Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Online Course includes presentations on:

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Module 1: Clear Print Identification with a Virtual Tracking Walk ($97 value)

  • Discover the six questions to ask whenever you encounter an animal track
  • Key track features for the 19 most common species in North America
  • Understanding the language of tracking to interpret footprints

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Module 2: Bear and Cougar Safety: What to do if you Encounter a Large Predator ($47 value)

  • How to recognize a wide array of sign – from tracks, scats, tree marking and more – to know when you are in bear or cougar habitat
  • Specific strategies for avoiding dangerous encounters and what to do if attacked
  • How to safely share the landscape with large predators

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Module 3: Five Keys to Trailing Animals: How to Find and Spot Wildlife Hidden on the Landscape ($147 value)

  • Discover the three types of animal feet and how they impact trailing
  • Learn the key to aging tracks for the purpose of improving trailing success
  • Uncover the three observation methods needed to effectively spot hidden animals



And when you purchase the course today, you will also receive:

Bonus 1: Wildlife Tracking Q & A Session ($47 value)
Dive into a dynamic exchange of knowledge where no question goes unanswered. If you crave more clarification or have burning inquiries beyond the session, feel free to ask in the comments section below the video. We're committed to enriching your learning journey with timely responses to your follow-up questions.

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Bonus 2: Downloadable Track Identification Chart ($10 value)
Side-by-side comparisons the most important identifying features of animal footprints. It is a condensed guide for tracks of common animals that you can take with you into the field.




This knowledge is priceless, and if you attended each of these trainings separately in-person, the cost would be:

Module 1: Clear Print Identification ($97 value)
Module 2: Bear and Cougar Safety ($47 value)
Module 3: Five Keys to Trailing Animals ($147 value)
Bonus 1: Wildlife Tracking Q & A Session ($47 value)
Bonus 2: Downloadable Track Identification Chart ($10 value)

Total value: $348

Today’s special price for the Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Online Course is only $97.

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100% No-Risk Guarantee

We’re so confident our Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Online Course will equip you with the knowledge you need to get started with wildlife tracking, we’re offering you our 60-day no-risk 100% money back guarantee.

This means you have plenty of time to go through the course at your own pace and practice the various techniques you’ll find inside.

In the unlikely event you don’t think the course has given you the know-how to shortcut your learning curve with tracking skills, then you can get a full refund. No questions asked.



Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get when I sign up?
When you sign up to the Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Online Course today, you'll get access to all the great training videos and bonus material including Module 1: Clear Print Identification with a Virtual Tracking Walk; Module 2: Bear and Cougar Safety: What to do if you Encounter a Large Predator; Module 3: Five Keys to Trailing Animals:  How to Find and Spot Wildlife Hidden on the Landscape; Bonus 1: Wildlife Tracking Q & A; and
Bonus 2: Downloadable Track Identification Chart.

Who is this course for?
The course is for everyone. It is for anyone who wants to know how to track animals and be prepared for wildlife encounters – whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced outdoor enthusiast.

Can I fit the course into a busy schedule?
Absolutely. I designed the course for busy people. The lessons are split into easily digestible segments, so that you can fit them in between a busy schedule.

Are the lessons inside the course pre-recorded?
All the lessons are pre-recorded and the handouts are downloadable, which means you can go through the course at your own pace. Simply log in and start watching at whatever time suits you best.

What is the cost of the course?
The course is on sale for a limited time for just $97 (which is 80% off the total value of $348).

Can I get the course as a gift for a friend or family member?
Yes! After signing up, just let us know what name/email to transfer the enrollment to.

What will I need to watch the lessons inside the course?
To watch the lessons, all you need is an internet connection. You can watch the course on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

If I’m not happy with the course, can I get a refund?
Absolutely. We offer a 60-day money back guarantee. This means, in the unlikely event you’re not satisfied with the course, just let us know anytime within the first 60 days and you can get a full refund. This will give you plenty of time to go through the course and see if it’s right for you.

How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to the course platform for a minimum of two years from the date you sign up, plus you can download everything inside the course so that you have lifetime access. This way you can take your time going through the lessons and come back to review the materials as many times as you like.

What if I have questions while taking the course?
Each lesson has a comments section where you can ask any questions you may have. Our instructors will answer your questions within a few business days. You can also contact the office if by chance you have any technical support questions.

How long does it take to complete the course?
You can complete within a couple hours or spread it out over time.




Don't Miss Out on These Essential Skills

If you don’t join now, you’ll be in the same situation you were in on your last outdoor adventure... wondering if you’re in the habitat of a dangerous predator, unable to identify their telltale signs on the landscape, and wondering what to do if you encountered them.

So if you want to:

  • feel more comfortable when in areas inhabited by bears and other large predators,
  • be able to identify animal tracks & signs,
  • spot elusive creatures hidden on the landscape,
  • have a key skill for living off the land,
  • and be more connected to the world around you, 

then join the Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Online Course.

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The Introduction to Wildlife Tracking Online Course includes presentations on:

Module 1: Clear Print Identification ($97 value)
Module 2: Bear and Cougar Safety ($47 value)
Module 3: Five Keys to Trailing Animals ($147 value)
Bonus 1: Wildlife Tracking Q & A Session ($47)
Bonus 2: Downloadable Track Identification Chart ($10)

A total value of $348

Today for just: $97 (discount available for a limited time)

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Don’t let another season go by without these valuable tracking skills under your belt!


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