Just reflecting on how I used to feel about gun seasons years ago verses today. This was my 34th year gun hunting, used to be excited the week before, couldn't wait to get out. My dad was the same way. Back when we would take the first buck to walk by if you were lucky enough to see one the entire season. And if you had the magical hunters choice permit, that was like a winning lottery ticket. This was before trail cameras, food plots, deer with names and so on. All week doing deer drives with family neighbors and friends.
Now its tip toeing around property so you don't chase deer to the neighbors, if even hunting at all. More people switching to archery, less people taking up gun hunting and people simply leaving due to lack of access. No migration north to hunt the Northwoods, deer camps empty and businesses losing customers. Gone are the days of in person registration and deer stuck on vehicles going home. I truly miss the old days. Never used to see advertisements for people to gun hunt from the DNR, it needed no advertising. Heck, haven't even heard the 30 point buck or 2nd week of deercamp on the radio this year.
Good luck and be safe everyone out there!