I recently watched “Cool Hand Luke” for the umpteenth time and the hound dogs got me thinking (see video). They got me laughing too (c’mon…those howls are hilarious). I can’t believe the tenacity of these things. Tearing through barbwire and busting through fences because the scent is driving them crazy. It’s like they’ll die if they don’t catch the scent. I’m not willing to call myself a hound dog but I can relate to the thrill of the search.
Your trackers need to be driven by the search. There’s a personality type that is always driven by what they’re going after (ie. Al Pacino’s character in “Heat”). If they see it only as a job, they won’t succeed. The “hardest-to-find” are just that. You need all [hands-feet-brain cells] on deck.
Do it for Elvis!