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Deer hunters will be plentiful this week during the Minnesota firearms deer season. Yet due to a warm fall, anglers will be out as well, both taking part in harvesting wild game. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Blaze orange means it's 'harvest time'

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Beginning today, orange will be the most popular color in the woods, gas stations and sporting goods stores.

A congregation of deer hunters will emerge, having polished their firearms, aired-out their pumpkin-hued coveralls and invested in bottles of scents, smells and stinks in preparation for the 2010 firearms deer opener.

For nine consecutive days of the deer season and a few weeks after, I await the question that's as common as blaze orange: "So did you get a deer?"

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