If you are a believer in solunar theory, the perigee-syzygy—and the days immediately before or after it occurs—is jackpot time. The deer will be super active and will actually have visible crosshairs on their vitals just to aid hunters. I didn’t get out Sunday night to confirm this. I’ve been hanging out at Pat & Gary’s Party Store 1 (there are two, but that’s another story) in Indian River, a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I’m doing a feature on the place, which runs the largest buck pole for miles. It draws hundreds of hunters. It’s already the busiest place in town, with ever-dwindling pallets of corn, carrots, sugar beets, and apples out front and everything a deer hunter could want inside. Everything happens Tuesday the 15th, when rifle season opens. I met some guys, all of whom seemed to be named Jeff and are either cops or firefighters, who’ve invited me to go out with them. So when the sun rises on Tuesday, I’ll be in a blind with a .243 and high hopes.