Few traditions are as deeply entwined into the fabric of Michigan natives as that of the opening day of gun season. Schools are shut down, orange is donned, and buck poles arise in front of meat markets, sportsmans stores and gas stations alike. In some communities, it truly is a holiday. And with that, events such as local big buck nights and buck poles draw hundreds and even thousands of people to come together and celebrate the day. The joy of commiserating with fellow hunters and friends while admiring the success of a hunt is one of the best parts of every hunters season. This year, while no success was had on my part, I had to visit the local buck pole to join the orange and camo army in oggling the big bucks of Southern Michigan. So for those not familiar with this kind of event, I wanted to share a few of the sights with you through my camera lens. Enjoy.