I too, hunt with a crossbow as a legitimate bow hunting weapon. (perfectly legal here) And I resent people trying to tell me it's some new fangled cheat. They have been around since roughly 400BC as the Belly Bow. (I know. I've done the research) And while I disagree with your state's assessment of the weapon, it is the law of the land. So be it.
Having stated my own bias, The behavior is unacceptable. It sheds a bad light on Crossbow hunters behavior as a whole. It works AGAINST FULL INCLUSION, much as slob hunters do. Correct behavior, and ethical hunting, is the expected Norm, Errors have very long memories.
Sharing YOUR OWN personal info on this site, or any other, is a personal choice. Sharing someone else's is a personal violation. If either of you chose to act this way, in the interest of full disclosure, you should list your own info as well, regardless of your reasons for doing so. Quid-Pro-Quo gentlemen.
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.