Mike Hull has been working in Law Enforcement since 1974. He started as a Military Policeman in the Army National Guard. He has also worked three years as a Virginia Correctional Officer and Two years in Private Security for Virginia Power. He served twenty-seven years in his career ambition as a Virginia State Game Warden, the last six as a Special Agent. Hull retired fulltime from Law Enforcement in 2008 but has remained a Special Deputy ever since and volunteers his tracking skills in searches and various criminal investigations.

In April of 1995 Hull started pursuing the value of Visual Tracking in todays Law Enforcement.  He attended many classes from the most noted tracking instructors around the country and assisted in training with many of them and started teaching his own classes.  Upon retirement in 2008 Hull started his own school which is now Hull’s Tracking School.  Hulls experience and accomplishments includes but not limited to:

  • Teaching Law Enforcement and Military in 21 US States, Guam and Canada
  • Training and maintaining tracking teams in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky
  • Training over 20 courses for Military EOD in tactical acuity used to find IED’s.
  • Training Special Forces SERE evasion instructors how to evade trackers and canines.
  • Training marine Combat Hunter Instructors at Camp Pendleton and Camp Lejune
  • Was one of six tracking instructors in the Army Border Hunter course at Fort Bliss Texas
  • Self-Published the book “Man Tracking in Law Enforcement.”
  • Has successfully used tracking in many searches and criminal investigations.
  • Has testified as an expert witness in tracking evidence.
  • Established an online tracking course for Central Virginia Criminal Justice Center
if your agency is interested in hosting a class contact Mike at mikehullvitale@gmail.com or call 434-996-3639
Mike is pleased to have Kyt Lyn Walken, as a Tracking Instructor representing Hull's Tracking School in Europe.  Kyt has also completed the requirements for C. R. O. W.  (Conservation Rangers Operations Worldwide). She is the first female to have completed the course and earned the title Wildlife Conservation Ranger by C.R.O.W.'s standards.  Kyt continues to share her tracking knowledge through her outstanding courses offered all over Europe.  Follow her on facebook "The Way of Tracking". 
Follow "Tributes To Trackingon Facebook by Kyt Walken and Mike Hull.

Other notable Tracking Instructors Hull recommends:
Rob Speiden:   Natural Awareness Tracking School
Craig Caudill:  Nature Reliance School
Andrew Herrington:  Big Pig Outdoors
Charlie Williams:  Pineland Resources INC.