Congrats, JPH, I figured you would land on your feet! I already know how you will spend your waiting time....You will be checking the land for draws, (food plants, water, and bedding) you will be picking your stand locations, and cutting shooting lanes. You might even put out range markers. You will be following tracks and rub line to predict their path, and may even put out a few cameras to get an idea of what is on the land. There are really only two seasons.....Hunting season, and prepping season.
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.