Odd Language #165: Which In?

‘”We’re going to see a man named Tom Compton,” Sullivan said. “Best tracker in Jeffersonville, assuming he isn’t dead or out in the bush.”‘ — Robert Charles Wilson’s Darwinia, p. 69

The issue: “in” is a bit ambiguous. It could refer to:
1) Mr. Compton’s current location: the best tracker currently located in Jeffersonville,
2) his base location: the best tracker based in Jeffersonville, or
3) where he excels at tracking: he, maybe, does not do so well elsewhere.