I am very sorry for the insanity and excitement that coincides with the next 2 months. The official start of deer season is upon us. We hunters of meat, apologize for all the parties, dinners, movies, football games that will be missed on our pursuit of the monster we have been yearning for all year. Fall has begun and the air smells fresh bringing along the movement of all wildlife getting ready for the winter. Back in simpler times when hunting was accepted by all and was dependent on as means for survival, the elation of a thrilling hunt was just as high then as now. Something about Saturday morning, bright and early, brings a smile to my face and the feel of Christmas morning. Virginia is one of the hardest places to hunt in my mind, but I intend to do my best and wish all the luck to every hunter in the woods. Be safe, be happy, and eat what you shoot.