"The youth-only season is this Saturday (September 29), and the young hunters can use any legal weapon, so long as they're with an adult," Knox says. "Most of them will gun hunt, and provided the weather is decent, they usually take around 2,000 deer during that season. Our bucks are all out of velvet, and I've heard several reports of early rubs. Reports on the mast crop are looking good, too. We're still having problems with hemorrhagic disease (HD) in some counties, so we're hoping for a good frost soon."