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Our comprehensive 60-page Field Training Manual for Captive Predators is an indispensable tool for all zoos, preserves and predator rescue organizations.  Detailed information on everything from how to properly lay out a safe course to flight path and prey considerations, and much more.  Here's the overview of chapters:

Introduction – Captive Predators and Enrichment

Section I. An Overview of Coursing and the Basics

Chapter I: Lure Coursing As An Enrichment Tool

i. Physiological Considerations in Enclosure and Course Development

ii. Some Basic Factors of Movement

Chapter II: Lure Coursing Basics

i. Considerations When Creating A Course

  1. Turns, Acceleration, Flight Path
  2. Basic Safety Considerations

ii. What Makes A Course Unsafe

  1. Angles

iii. How To Keep Hunters On The Lure To Their Best Advantage

Chapter III: Safety and First Aid 

i. How To Evaluate Animals For Safe Coursing

  1. Locomotion And Gait Analysis
  2. How This Applies To Lure Coursing

ii. Common Injuries On The Field

  1. General Injuries
  2. Injuries Specific To Lure Coursing And Obstacle Coursing

iii. The Basics of First Aid         

Section II. Equipment: Operation and Maintenance

i. TheBattery

ii. The Motor

iii. Cooling System

iv. Drive Pulley

v.  Field Pulleys

vi. Lures

vii. Field Kit

viii. Attaching the lures to the line

Section III. Field Work

A. Field Setup

i. Setting up the machine; start & finish

ii. Setting up the pulleys

iii. Line tension

iv. How the line and the pulleys fit together

v. Running Predators on Your Course

vi. Ready to Run

vii. Stopping the lure in the right place

viii. Running through turns

ix.  Reversing the lure

x. Predators cutting the field

B. Recap

Section IV.  Sample Course Layouts

This manual is a must-have for every organization in the field of predator enrichment.  Get yours, exclusively from Wicked Coursing!

  • Item #: FTM-P
  • Manufacturer: Wicked Coursing


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