Another common theme during transition time is the importance of trail cams, and monitoring what they reveal (and don't reveal) to hunters about opportunity. Two great reports—one from Brandon Ray (South Central) and another from Mike Bleech (Northeast)—point out that trail cams are telling us a lot…even when it seems they're not saying much at all. Ray's observation that not seeing great bucks on trail cam immediately should not be a cause for concern, and his comment that "deer season is a marathon, not a sprint" is so important to keep in mind. Sure, it's exciting to get pics of a monster buck right away, and then pull together plans for tagging him…but if that doesn't happen, it's no reason to be discouraged. After all, we've got months to do this, right?