So what is Archery season to you? Personally, in my teens and twenties I think it was mainly about the kill and the rack. I usually KILLED the first thing that crossed my path. Young and no patiences. Sometime in my late twentys it became less about the harvest and more about being out in the woods. My son and I go scouting for dem deeers as he puts it. Really it is about chasing chipmunks and salamanders. I now sit contently in my treestand in a long sleeve tshirt. Kinda nice not freezing. Absolutely nothing more relaxing. Being one with the tree for a couple of hours. Also it is nice watching a deer that isnt running for its life. In my opinion it is a much purer experience. The coolest thing this year was a humming bird used to visit me everytime I was in the stand. He would come and sit on the rail and whistle at me and tried to figure out what I was. Every day. Finally a week or so before it frosted he headed south, I guess? In a sentence. It is the peace and solitude of the woods, no phones, pagers, work or family. It sure beats the chaos that is gun season.