It is easy to loose a trail in the fading light. I carry 6 chemical lights (break and shake) white in my pack. Pick a good marker from your stand before you get down, and note the direction as far as you can see it. With the light fading, put 1 light at the kill site, and follow tracks, blood, or the direction the grasses are pushed from something passing. When you are sure you are on the right trail/blood/tracks, hang a second light at eye height, and you can sight the deers path. When you lose the trail, or the light is too low, hang a third or fourth light at the last sure point. Even if they are dead by morning, they will still mark the path. Connect the dots, and you have a pretty good idea where the deer is going. Don't fixate on one type of tracking, but look at the overall picture, A couple of tracks, a drop or two, and some bent grass can be all you need. Deer seldom just run, he will either try to hide or double back and hope you pass him bye., so watch for sharp changes in direction. I have tracked deer through grass or corn where their path looked like a star of David! Or close to it
If you have a partner, it also helps to get back in your stand and direct him to play deer, and place him as close to the deer's path as you can see from the stand. Often times, that will help put you on the trail.
Good luck !
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.