Florida hunters helped to get things right, too. Working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, bowhunters in Zone A (the southernmost quarter of the state) helped gain approval for an August 3, rut-concurrent, opening day. They'll be the guys with the bug suits, head nets, belt full of Thermacells and water bottles. And they'll be the ones loving every minute of it. It might not be the best weather to hunt in, but it sure beats standing around and watching the rut play out.