For five days only, hunters pull out their modern guns to hunt does and help get the bucks moving for the regular season.
Before the door even swings open at Gibbs Hunters Outpost in Sheridan, owner Buddy Gibbs waits outside with baited breath to welcome hunters and hear how they're making out on the first day of doe season.
"We've done it so long, Ms. Gibbs and I, that it's almost like homecoming when they come pouring in here," said Gibbs.
Unfortunately, the hunt isn't going as planned for most of Gibbs' customers.
"I might have heard a handful of shots this morning in the distance and that was it," said hunter Shawn Presson.
"Right now you can't hardly go out there because the mosquitoes will just kill you. They'll carry you away," said hunter Donovan Hall.
Hall is one of many hunters who wait for this day all year.
"I've been working in the woods now for two, three weeks getting all my deer stands up and corn feeders out," said Hall.
But today, Hall and his son are returning home empty handed - blaming the warm temperatures for the slow opener.
"The deer just don't seem to move when its as warm as it is right now," said Hall.
"The weather's real hot right now so I think it's got them bedded down right now but we're going to keep trying," added Presson.
But just because it's a slow day in the woods doesn't mean business is slow at Gibbs.
"They buy their ice and their hats and their vests and their ammo," said Gibbs. "This is a guys therapy. The deer hunter and them, this is therapy."
Good or bad opener, the door at Gibbs is always open to help hunters restock and try again tomorrow.
"You've got to stay positive, you know, and just stay with it and hopefully you get one," said Presson.
Muzzle loading season kicks off this coming Saturday with the official start to modern gun starting November 10th.