In my humble opinion, It is good for hunting in general, and bad for hunting in specific. Anything that draws in new hunters is suposed to be good for the sport and the future of laws for and against hunting, but the more people competing for the same hunting places is driving single hunters and small groups to hunt uver crowded public hunting grounds. As corperations and large companys buy up hunting leases,on everything in sight, Family hunters are being squeezed out of private lands. What farmer is going to allow a few polite helpful hunters of no little experiance, perhaps with a kid or two along to learn how it's done, when some corperation will put down 5-10,000 per season for exclusive hunting rights for thier employees and perks for guests of the company? I use the farmer old boy network to my advantage, to get on a property, and I trade labor, or meat, or cristmas cards to stay there. But I, and my hunting buddies could lose out to any big company than starts throwing money around. I have in hand permission slips to hunt two farms, and I am working on a third permission slip. I have 9 acres that belong to my family. everything besides my property could be lost to me, if the farmers are offered too much money to refuse. This is what I find bad about these shows, they breed want-to-be-hunters, with money and no traditions and few ethics. Do you really want Quad riding, fist pumping, jumping around like they just scored a touchdown , dancing, sponser patch displaying, fools, with every gadget known to man, and no woods craft, could get lost in the parking lot, hunting the property you have spent years scouting, hunting and improving? I mend fences to help the farmer. They buy fencing to keep us out.
The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.