Actually, it has been read more than 300 times. ( you can see how many have viewed it.)
Sorry to have missed welcoming you to the forum, but it sometimes happens. (Not often though).
We have some other NY hunters, who may chime in, but I didn't really catch a question in your post, more of an introduction of sorts.
What can we help you with, today?;)
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.