(10/09-13/19) Rural Pursuit and Tactical Medicine Course: 5-Day – October 09-13, 2019 – Pitkin, LA . Price: $850.00


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This class will be held in Pitkin, Louisiana from October 9-13, 2019.

$450.00 of your payment is considered a deposit for this course and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please read our Training Payment Policy. If a student cancels, our Training Payment Policy will be followed according to date cancellation occurred.


The 5-Day Rural Pursuit/Tactical Medicine Course is a collaboration between TYR Group and Lone Star Medics. This course combines the essentials skills of Visual Tracking, Tactical Tracking Techniques, Small Unit Tactics, and Tactical Medicine to prepare students to hunt down dangerous individuals in high-risk rural pursuit operations.

Students who attend the course will operate tactically, both individually and as a member of a team, no matter the environment. Our students learn critical tactical and medical knowledge, develop a proper mindset and gain valuable experience through practical hands-on training.

Individuals and organizations tasked with pursuing dangerous subjects will find this training extremely valuable. Not only does this course fill gaps created from over-reliance on scent trailing canines and technology but also offers critical Tactical Casualty Care.

In this course, our Instructor teaches individual skills then adds aggressive team level Tactics to support larger Pursuit Operations. This course is taught completely outdoors. We do not lecture, or use powerpoint presentations, but train our students by immersing them in the operational environment from beginning to end. We also mentor and evaluate our students throughout the training.

The “human advantage” is who the students become. They are assets that provide a more well-rounded pursuit capability. In addition, instructors teach students critical life-saving skills who are exposed to the latest medical equipment.

Course Curriculum Includes

Rural Pursuit Tasks

  • Glossary of Terms
  • Basic Visual Tracking Techniques
  • Human Gait and Evidence Analysis and Interpretation
  • Visual and Non-Visual Indicators
  • Factors that affect the Track Line
  • Track Pursuit Drill
  • The Mission of the Tracker
  • Duties and Responsibilities within the Tactical Tracking patrol
  • Tactical Tracking Movement Formations and Techniques
  • Employment of Lost Track Drills to reacquire the track line
  • Tactical Tracking Immediate Action Drills
  • Detection of Booby traps
  • Incident site exploitation
  • Planning and Conduct of Pursuit Operations


Tactical Medicine Tasks

  • Principles of tactical medicine; as they pertain to operations conducted in rural operations
  • Medical pre-mission planning for rural operations
  • Patient drags and carries (short and long distances)
  • Rapid trauma assessment
  • Identify and treat immediate life-threatening injuries
  • Identify and treat non-immediate life-threatening injuries related to rural pursuits
  • Establishing casualty collection points
  • Evacuation considerations and capabilities
  • Coordinating with additional resources or support elements


In addition, students are exposed to

  • Terrain Analysis and Exploitation
  • Patrolling Techniques and Principles of Patrolling
  • Map Reading and Land Navigation
  • Use of Camouflage
  • Tactical Mindset

Packing List

Students are under field conditions, so we have prepared a basic list of equipment that students will need during the course.

  • Serviceable Uniform/Clothing (seasonally appropriate)
  • Broken in serviceable boots
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • GPS/ Lensatic Compass
  • Knife
  • Watch
  • Flashlight with colored lenses
  • Load Bearing Equipment
  • Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK)
  • Individual Rifle (Empty Magazine – NO AMMUNITION)
  • Rifle Magazines
  • Assault Pack with a 3-Liter Hydration System
  • Eye Protection
  • Wet weather gear (optional)
  • 30 feet of 550 cord
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Camouflage stick, compact or cream
  • Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear
  • Good quality insect repellent with Deet (optional)
  • Folding Chair (optional)
  • Seasonally appropriate equipment to remain overnight in field conditions.

**Additionally, you will need enough food and water for the entire time in the field.

Your primary instructor will be John Hurth, US Army Special Forces (Ret), and author of the “Combat Tracking Guide” published by Stackpole Books.

***** Only US Citizens and Legal Residents are permitted to receive our Tactical Training in accordance with Department of State ITAR regulations. *****


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