Welcome to the forum, sir, and thank you for your service. Any luck yet this year? I just finished a 5 day (mostly) hunt with 6 guys, and we got skunked. High winds had the only deer we saw, bedding down out in the largest stubble fields, and completely usapproachable. (Though we surely tried) no meat at all this hunting trip.
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.