Everything you've listed, the build-up, anticipation, and excitement is still there leading up to the first day you hunt...
If there's something special/magical/unique about the first day of each season, the implication then is that those who hunt opening days enjoy it more and "get" more than those who don't.... Think about that... if the only difference is the numeric day of the season, and more enjoyment is had from starting on the lowest possible number, then being part of the first group IS a key component of YOUR enjoyment... and if that's the case, fine, I get it... completely.
If that is not the case, then you still have some work to do clarifying your point...
As I’ve told you many times already you either get it or you don’t. It’s very clear that you just don’t get it, and that’s perfectly fine but if you don’t understand it you can’t rightly tell people that do understand it that it doesn’t matter
I love the first day of rifle. That won't change. But what I love even more is the post Christmas flintlock season. And at just a tad below the flintlock season would be the latter part of archery season when the rut is going strong!! Bucks lose all (almost all) of their fear and it gets pretty crazy....in a good way.....in the deer woods!!!
As Iíve told you many times already you either get it or you donít. Itís very clear that you just donít get it, and thatís perfectly fine but if you donít understand it you canít rightly tell people that do understand it that it doesnít matter
If they can't and/or won't articulate "it", what's to "get"?
If you can't articulate what "it" is, how would you expect someone who "doesn't get it" to have any empathy for your loss of "it"?
If you can't quantify it, sorry, it doesn't matter to me. But I suppose I'm sorry for your intangible loss.