Tagging wildlife isn’t your goal.
Your goal as Abe is to find the monster as quickly as you possibly can. This can be extremely difficult as you have a complete absence of tracking equipment at the start of the game. As Abe you and your team are forced to have natural skill in tracking to find the monster.
My general idea on tagging wildlife is “if this is going to slow me down I’m not going to tag it,”. While tagging every wildlife on the map is strong it tends to slow you down especially at finding initial tracks. Lets say on Distillery, since most monsters head to the north that should be one of the first areas you check. If the monster isn’t there you can tag a few wildlife that are in LoS, but you shouldn’t spend time on tagging every wildlife in the cave. Spending time tagging multiple things up in the caves will lose you valuable time actually tracking the monster.