The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Elizabeth Pullman
Whitehall Ledger 

Man Tracking Course at Indiana U Brings Participants From Across the Country


August 25, 2021


LINE OF SIGN: Joel Hardin (with green backpack) shows how to use a tracking stick - the magic wand" - to find the next footprint placement on the ground.

We see it in the movies - a crime; a footprint on the ground; and then someone who immediately knows which way the culprit went.

Well, the science behind tracking isn't immediate, but it is fascinating; a definitive skill all law enforcement, search and rescue, military specialists, and the like should have. Thanks to a training offered at Indiana University and helmed by Joel Hardin, from Idaho, of Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Service, many more individuals now have those precious skills.

Over three dozen individuals from across the country filtered in and out of the week long cour...

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