i know opening day for muzzle loading is in the morning for the piedmont sections of nc. always heard the full moon started the rut. lots of them getting run over in the roads in the last week or so. so they seem to be on the move. i seen a nice buck running tonight across the road in the city limits, so the time has come. post a few pictures of the big bucks. gonna be cold on the stand in the morning. the rest of us gonna take of the fish. good luck!