Opening weekend in Southern Indiana is a big deal,,they all but shut the schools down for opening deer season here. A bunch of us hunters have a big bean dinner and cookout, day before even. only time I have missed opening weekend was 3 yrs in Marines and Vietnam. My first year to hunt deer was with my dad in 66. and yu had to be drawn (State Lottery for a deer tag) then..ouch! long time ago. I was 15..whoohhoo!