Good morning all. It`s about 2:55 am, Saturday . Got my coffee. Bagel with cream cheese. Will be loading up the truck with my gear. Snake boots, back pack, cross bow, etc. Son will be here at 4am. As soon as he`s loaded up ....... we`re out of here. 2 things to note. One, the check in station opens at 5 am. AS this is a "permit" issued archery hunt, the Game Warden checks his list against your issued permit to make sure they match. If yes, your issued a numbered permit for your dash. Off you go. Two. Getting in line early as apposed to late dictates how fast you clear "customs" and can then head to your hunting area. WE are hunting an area that`s way back in the WMA. Takes a little time to get there as the dirt road is not the best. Lots of pot holes. Big and small. Lots of water/mud. From our parking spot I`ve got a decent walk to my ground blind. Through all sorts of different terrain. Hence the snake boots. Got a good head lamp as well. Yes,there are snakes. My son has a different route. Same type of terrain. Last week we scouted and built both ground blinds. trail is marked. Bright eyes. As we`ve had some really heavy rain of late, mosquitoes will be out and about. But, my Therma Cell keeps me in protective shield. I can hear-um but that`s it! Long about 8am or so when the sun starts to peek, they vanish. off goes the Therma Cell. That thing has saved my bacon more times than I can count. At the moment it`s 77 degrees out. Going to be in the lower 90`s later on. Going to be another warm one.