Wanderer, yes you could. I have been wanting to try duck hunting, or goose hunting. I went to get the old duck decoys my grandfather used, but they were gone, stolen. No one knew about the theft until long after it was done. So I started to price decoys, UNBELIEVABLE prices on decoys and gear! I went through Craig's List, looking for a deal or two, and found prices better, but still too high. Then I worked a deal with a guy who had a problem in my field of work. I fixed his problem, and in return, I got 24 duck decoys. (deal struck!) I spent about 1/2 hour fixing his problem, and he delivered three bags of decoys to my truck. (where his dog blessed them as I was working) I took him at his word as to the contents of the bags, and took them home. I opened the bags and removed the decoys, to remove the blessing, and to check them for condition, and found 40 duck decoys( several breeds) and 40 goose field decoy shells! I have the rowboat with 5hp motor, and I am working on the camo covering now. I have never hunted ducks or geese, and I don't have a trained dog to retrieve them, but I have two or three hunter who would like to learn from someone who knows how. Perhaps you would like to join us, and teach? I was planning on pursuing this next year once the blind is finished, and we have calls and such, maybe lay out blinds for the geese, and a couple of Mo-Jos for motion. Do you have any intrest in this idea?
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.