My game cameras right now are a combination of pigs, does, yearlings, and a couple of 3-yr-old 8pts that aren't shooters. Like everyone, I still love just getting out there, but I'm not expecting much out of this season at my place. Haven't gotten a single picture of a buck I'd even consider shooting beyond a spike.
I know the big boys are out there somewhere, but they're big boys for a reason.
How many of the bucks you've harvested have been complete surprises? i.e. No trailcam pics of them, hadn't seen them prior to when you shot them?
For me, the answer is only 2. Popped a really old 8 a few years back tailing a doe that I guess just never hit feeders. No one had a picture of him at all around me. Also shot a big 7pt a few years back that just appeared out of nowhere right in front of me. Very old, mature buck that acted like he knew the area, but I'd never seen him.
I have a couple of great hunts coming up this year at other places, so I'm not at all concerned if nothing shows up. Just curious as to how frequently people are surprised in this day and age of technology.