I would highly recomend that you get started asap. Its a blast! It also is my favorite season.
Yeah, I'm kind of regretting talking myself into an AK-47 instead of a muzzleloader prior to hunting season. Guess I thought this season would be like last where I at least saw some deer!! Doh! Live and learn.
But only in the late(after christmas) season, and only if you are using a flintlock. Even though archery runs concurrent with the late flintlock season, the buck tag can only be used on a doe with the flintlock, not the bow. It doesn't apply to the early muzzleloader season either.