Animal Tracker, Beater

Minimum ? No entry barrier

Will be updated

The tasks a Tracker is expected to perform include:Locating the resting place and hideout of man-eaters and rogue animals by finding their pugmarks, kills, remains of meals, etc. Following clues to track down the hideout of animals

Observing footprints and marks on the ground, water hole, grass, foliage, twigs, remains of meals, etc. and identifying animals

Selecting sites and erecting machans (observation posts) in trees for hunters

Using weapons such as firearms, spears, knives, etc.Driving wild animals by drum beats to bring them within firing range of the hunters(This job role has been modified to suit the Indian laws that were prevalent at the time of its creation.)

Ability to identify a man-eater

Efficient in leading the entire hunting party to the hunting spots and grounds

Knowledge of driving, luring and tracking the man-eaters

Skilled in the use of tracking tools, hunting weapons and capturing equipment

Knowledge of hunting laws, policies and safety standards Knowledge of the latest changes and developments in hunting policies and techniques

Will be updated

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Ability to take risk

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent


Team player

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising other Trackers and Beaters maybe required

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered very hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to dangerous wild animals, extreme temperatures, dust, tough terrain, etc.Occupational hazards include physical strain, injury to body, accidents, etc.

Will be updated

A Change of Belief

In the last 10 years, there has been a change in the hearts and minds of the Indian public where they have become sensitized towards animals and wildlife. Hunting as a profession and sport has been slowly decreasing. Animals are now being tracked if they have become rogue or dangerous to civilization. They are also being tracked if they require medical treatment and attention.

Therefore, a Tracker who was once used for a violent profession/sport is now slowly changing and becoming more sensitive and accommodating.

State forestry departments Animal sanctuaries National reserves

Will be updated

Wildlife Institute of India, Post Box #18, Chandrabani, Dehradun ? 248001, Uttarakhand,, Tel:+91 135 2640111 -12

Amity Institute of Wildlife of Sciences, Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida ? 201 303,

Gautam Buddha Nagar, U.P.,,

Tel:+91(0) -120 ?4735642,+918800730698, 91 9818499275,

Department of Wildlife Science, University of Kota, Near Kabir Circle, MBS Marg, Swami Vivekanand Nagar, Kota - 324 005, Rajasthan,

Email:,Tel: +91-744-2472934,+91-744-2471037 ,