All I can say is whew!! I have never in my life seen so many deer. Everywhere we drove on Thurs and Fri prior to Sat's opener we saw deer. We saw groups in fields, bucks tending does, does everywhere. Saturday opened cold at around 0 degrees in northwest central Minnesota. Barely a breeze too. With a little snow on the ground, the scene was set for a very great day. By 7:15 AM I had .243'd a buck and a doe. My buddy had done the same with 15 minutes of me. He was only 150 yards behind me in his stand. We waited until Sunday evening before we went out again. We have a 2 day season where I hunt near Battle Lake, so this was our last chance. After sitting in an alfalfa field for less than 15 minutes, I sniped another nice doe. Again, as I mentioned above, I have never seen so many deer. On the way back to the farm that night, I had a huge buck refuse to move from the road. He was hot on a doe in the ditch and wouldn't let my truck by. I had to blink the lights several times to get him out of the way. After skinning and cutting, I dropped some meat off for beer sticks and summer sausage. There were twelve guys cutting without speaking. I asked the lady if they were busy. She looked at me and said "By Monday morning, we've had over 600 deer dropped off". I hope all you folks out there have a great deer season. If your are lucky enough to be dead in the middle of the rut like we were, you're in for a thrill!