Deer hunters spend over a billion dollars each year on their hobby.
Before Tuesday's opening day, that means a busy weekend at Gander Mountain, Inc. in Delta Township.
Store manager Lee Van Camp says they spend on big ticket items like firearms, binoculars, and GPS systems. Most come in for ammunitions in the final hours before the season starts.
Van Camp calls Tuesday an unofficial holiday. The season starts one-half hour before sunrise.
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