Lat 42.22N-Long. 90.71 W. Normal day here in Iowa, God's country, fly over heaven. Just did some chores, 20 degrees outside, 10 mile an hour wind from the North, nice sunny day. 1st season shotgun here tomorrow morning. Found my gun, found my shells, found my deer tags, laid out my clothes. Cleaned my eyeglasses. Was going by myself this year, but have decided I need some partners, as indicated in my title. Probably those young ex-marines and active duty marines on this forum would be the ticket. Will probably need a Corpsman who specializes in hypothermia, Boots we need ya. You see fellas the opening day forecast is thus: Snow before 9 am, nice background sighting and tracking. Good so far. After 9 am freezing rain mixed with snow and sleet till noon. Not good but survivable. After noon 25 mph winds with gusts of 47 mph, with continued same precipitation. Chances 100% I can see the trees falling over now. Not good. Here's where we might need that corpsman. Total before dark of 3" of snow and a half inch of ice. Freezing rain, sleet snow all night with continued winds. Almost the same for Sunday. So fellas check your blood levels, I'll show you how to be a real hunter. It is either that or go fishing. You guys come and you can decide. John.