Take, for example, Mid-South reporter Will Brantley, who brought us the cool story of Harry Pozniak’s fine Kentucky 8-pointer. The hunt was a perfect reminder of something I feel strongly about—that trail cameras, though undoubtedly useful, reveal only one small slice of the deer activity. Sometimes, you need to go find out the rest. As Brantley noted in his report, Pozniak didn’t shy away from some boots-on-the-ground scouting and uncovered some key intel on a red oak stand. Using the information he gleaned, the hunter hung a stand and shot his buck. Sometimes, and especially now, successful deer hunting boils down to woodsmanship, not technology.