On Monday, Oct. 1, several small game seasons open, including turkey, grouse, cottontail rabbit and coyote. Squirrel season opened September 1 and remains open until February 29, 2008. As I write this, the temperatures are in the mid-80s, and I find it somewhat of a stretch just imaging what it would be like to be hunting on a day like today. It also makes me glad I don't live in Florida, Georgia, or those other Gulf states where autumn hunting often means sweat and mosquitoes. Oh yes, and snakes and gators.