Saturday dawned chilly with a front that had come through during the night. We are in a drought, so even if we had planted food plots like many do, they would not have germinated. The rain with the front was less than .1". I walked to my new stand location overlooking "the bottom north of Lightning's culvert." As I walked to it, I spotted deer along the way, even what appeared to be a nice 8 point chasing a doe. He chased her in a thicket and I heard him grunt once. A cow followed me and got frisky, bucking as we crossed the dry Walasheba Creek bottom. I got out of her way and she beelined across the bottom, spooking another doe I was watching. I settled in my stand and ........ ahhhhhh, this is a nice location. I didn't plan on shooting anything unless it was a super buck because David had plans to go get cow feed and we had several more errands that needed to be taken care of. After all, it is opening day. Many more days ahead. I think I saw somewhere around 20 this morning, including 2 bucks. I hope for a spectacular season. If I get to hunt any more at all, my hopes will be fulfilled, no matter if I take a deer or not. I will go out on a limb and say that I will take at least 2 does if no good bucks present themselves. Two deer are sufficient for the two of us. We depend on deer meat and I enjoy processing and cooking. I love learning tips from the forum members. I love interacting with the forum members. My friends. I love hunting. I love seeing God's creation. Let the season begin and happy Thanksgiving to all!!!