What a fun read! Brad, you have such a fun and rewarding hobby going, I see how it could even take precedence over your hunting time in the woods. As I've already said, if we have a hard time on a trail in the future, we'll be calling, BEFORE we grid search. Could you send me you phone number in a PM? We are located near Coffeyville, KS, if that's too far, I understand.
I drive through Coffeyville, KS on my way to track West of there. Call 910 547 9143 if you need help tracking. I would rather track a deer than shoot one, though I'll be hunting to give my dogs tracks to get them fired up for tracking season.