Gatodoc, that trick is effective, but will get you arrested here. No poison bait! Folks, check with your local DNR before putting out bait, poisoned or not. Make sure of YOUR laws first. Then take 'em out by the dozens! I noticed a place like Tractor Supply Co. , called Rural King, had tender traps, big enough for large dogs! They had pics of Yotes on the wrapper.
As for how to tan the hides, as soon as I get the go ahead from the people who gave it to me, I will post it.
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.