The upcoming season looks better than last year's, and last year's was good. That's the word from Keith Guyse, assistant chief of the state's wildlife section. This year there has been plenty of rain, and the resulting woods mast and deer browse have been plentiful, which is good for fawn survival and buck rack growth. In 2003, a three-day muzzleloader season will be held prior to general firearms season in mid-November. Contact: Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (334-242-3469; www.dcnr.state.al.us/agfd).