We made our first summer time trip up to our property a few weeks ago and we put out only two cams after having two others not turn on with new batteries. But as we put the cams out in our mineral sites, I got to thinking about the lack of buck pictures we have had in previous years in these spots. Both spots are incredibly thick, we literally had to cut our way into one. These spots in previous years have older bucks showing up until around the end of May, first of June then they vanish with only 1.5 year olds showing up. Then around October the first older bucks appear again in hard antler and on a regular basis(not coming to the minerals but they start re-using the area). Is it possible that the area we hunt is simply too thick for the bucks that sport decent antlers, through the summer months? I know here in NC we see nearly the same thing happen, and the old timers say that the bucks move to field edges because their growing antlers are tender, is this the case here?