Almost every cabot player I see throws dust the first thing in a random direction. Why not? It makes perfect sense it has no drawback and if you hit - $$$.
UAV is pretty much random, because even if you give nothing away as UAV you only need to follow the wildlife sounds you make even when sneaking. That is beside the point, those things are nice and dandy they don’t hold long you can do something about it simply by moving away a bit and count to 15.
However you cannot do anything against Abes dart besides traversing the map until he fails to refresh the duration and then he still has a good understanding of your position. There is a reason why many monsters simply evolve although being darted. They don’t evolve while dusted/tranqued/UAV’ed. The reason is that in the process of getting the dart of it is likely to be darted again.
I have no issues keeping darts for several minutes without breaking if I want to because I can cut the monster all day, while the monster cannot juke me, because he has to also dodge my team, while I can take the innermost circle on most maps and keep sniping the shots.
Simple changes might already make the difference, e.g. it cannot be refreshed only reapplied after it fell of or a monster can opt to shit out the dart paying a bit of evolve bar.
In my books there isn’t even a comparison in powerlevel between griffin and abe. Griffin can be completely shut out until almost stage 3 if you want to you can at any point activate sneak and that is where his idea of your location ends. With daisy it is exactly the same. You gain distance and if you are comfortable you break the trail.
However Abes dart is too long for those small maps.