Nope. Not famous and there are damn sure better trackers out there than me, although I did get lucky with the dog I had. I did happen to hold a national record for about 7 months with that dog and that dog and his new handler have pulled several more. It shouldn't be hard to figure out what I do based on me previously saying I live in south Texas, chase people around all day in the middle of nowhere, and have tracking experience. I didn't have the the luxury of some law enforcement officers and did not own my own work dog, the service said they wanted him in another area, so he went. You wouldn't believe my stats if I told you, so I won't. And yes, 5-12 mile tracks were the norm. I've done longer, but that was probably my longest on a day shift during the summer. A hurricane had just blown through like a week before so it was close to 90% humidity at about 100 degrees and we were swarmed with mosquitoes the entire way. It freaking sucked and I hope I don't need to do it again. I can tell you the ranch owner where we were probably wouldn't have believed it except he stayed a mile or two in front of us in case we caught up to the bad guys. I can understand you not believing it, Border Wars doesn't show everything. If it did, you'd probably have a whole new respect for the guys doing that particular job. I've tracked up to 20 miles without a dog through the Sonoran desert having water resupplies dropped down from a helo every couple of hours with nothing but a camelbak, a rifle, a gps, a pistol, and a partner. When you do that, you can talk crap about my experience. Until then, please, show some respect for the men and women protecting you and yours with both hands and one foot tied behind our backs and don't automatically disbelieve what I'm saying. You probably couldn't imagine what I've done, and what's even more is that I find it hard to believe what some of my counterparts have done.
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