It started raining here yesterday...finally! It has been one of the driest years I can remember in Virginia. All the streams, springs, and creeks have dried up this summer. The water in our biggest lakes are at least 10' below normal. It's been real hard to pattern deer movements since we can't find many tracks and it's hard to tell how old the ones we find are. I haven't been able to do any stalking because it's like walking on potato chips out there. They have been talking about canceling hunting season because of the fire hazard. I was out all day yesterday, hunting and scouting in a rain that was blowing sideways. When I got home, even everything in my wallet was soaked. I know this will change the deer movements so it's time to scout all over again. Muzzle loader season starts in a week and the rut should be picking up, too. I can hardly wait!