I just did a poor man's Africa hunt. The local black man and white South African man were both superb trackers (not wounded game just recent traveled game). I marveled at their skills that kept proving true. The local black fellow was the best hunter that I've ever encountered, by far. When we see an amimal that runs, especially a deer, we just, for the most part move on. They follow tracks and signs until they see it and get a shot. They seem to know 1 minute old tracks from 30 minutes and one day.
I'm a very lucky hunter, but my mentors and friends never tracked.
Could we stand to learn a lesson, or does it just not work in the US and Alaska?