The early season here in SC does surprise some folks around the country. For years I went out religously every August 15th[opening day] and dealt with the bugs and heat. I still go early season occasionly, but its not my FAVORITE time of year to hunt. Its ALOT more pleasant out after the first frost.
Dad went sunday afternoon outside of Charleston on a friends place, saw several does, and 1 buck, but he was on the small side. He got to walk and dad didn't have to drag one out in the 100 degree heat.
Oh well, we've got 4 more months to go, so there is no hurry.