Im the type of guy that enjoys the actual hunt over the killing in some cases however I like to hunt using my ability to see what type of destruction the monster has created (broken trees for example) or by hearing animals screams when the monster is near them.
Unfortunately the latter and even the former method of tracking does not really apply nor work at all currently in the game.
Animals scream constantly at random crap (and at the monster) and are often far more misleading then helpful or useful in hunting down the monster. Certain debris is always broken around map areas so I cant even reliably trust what I see.
In the end the hunting comes down to birds, tracks or a random spot followed by making the monsters aura visible or by having him tracked. In my opinion this is boring and it doesnt use the hunters intelligence and ability to look around the map nor their ability to listen to any significant effect and I think thats a wasted opportunity especially considering how much monsters love sneaking around.
The hunt would be far more interesting if you could use your brain instead of developer given hints (Birds and footprints) to track the monster. Or maybe its just me?