The nights are getting cold. Frost is widespread in the mornings when I depart for work. It is getting to be perfect. Whitetail season is here once again. And with the new season here, it is time to play our yearly game, where is elmer? Elmer is a beautiflully semetrical 14 point buck. While you can easily watch elmer all summer long and he has developed a beautiful rack, he is now getting harder to spot. Elmer knows the hunt is on. This year I have the perfect blind. It is set up near the crossroads of a deer interstate system that has obvious heavy traffic by large deer. Due to varying degrees of depth, size of tracks, and sheer number, one would never be able to gain an accurate count. Droppings (fresh and old) line the trails. The blind is a wonderful masterpiece of hidden hunting. I utilize overlapping canvass to allow both concealed sitting and standing. Horizontal lengths of wood give me a solid point to rest the rifle for longer narrow range shots. I am situated within woods that are heavy on mature hickory, oak, and beech trees. Surrounding the 210 acre woods is a wonderful array of timothy hay fields, clover fields, corn fields, and regular ole hay fields. Dairy, horse, and alpaca farms are the norm in this area. From the blind it is about 200' down to the watershed that is in some thicker cover so the deer love that place to get a safe drink. From there they like to go up to the "honey hole". That is about a 100 yard x 500 yards thick heavy brush that the deer like to hide in. We do not allow any game to be taken from there. The point is to have a completely safe zone (even from yourself). This way when deer on the mountain are getting heat from other hunters, they migrate to the honey hole. This has kept our heards very healthy and plentiful. The blind is situated about 10 yards off the main trail between these spots. Elmer, your days are numbered. Gus is locked and loaded....ready for deer!!! How are your preperations/hunts going?