Opening Day

Probably the most exciting single day of the year for me is not Christmas, or my birthday or even the final day of a big tournament. The most exciting day of the year is the opening day of deer season. In most of Texas, the rifle season opens November 4th, and hunters everywhere are getting excited. There’s just so much that goes into it, from building stands, to getting camp ready to strategizing with the guys you’re hunting, to sighting in your weapon and just dreaming about the buck of a lifetime that might walk out at any time. When I was a kid, the only day of the year, my parents let us miss school (short of serious illness) was the Friday before Opening Day. In my family, it was a big deal – the best day of the year, and it still is.