Hunters prepare for gun season

CRIVITZ, Wis. - It's Orange Friday and that means hunters around the state are getting ready for gun season.
Over the next nine days, thousands will be out trying to bag their buck.

At the Piggly Wiggly in Crivitz, some guns, some ammo and hunters are ready to go.

But it’s not all about killing deer. For some, their favorite part is spending time with their family. 

On Friday, the store is a sea of orange and camouflage. Hunters are here picking up some last minute needs. In fact, the store has served more people today than normally live in the Village of Crivitz.

“It means a lot because without the hunting customers, right now would be extremely slow for us, without summer. We're a seasonal village. The hunters really help out the economy,” said Rebecca Zillges, manager. 

The hunters will have some younger company on the trails this year. A new law did away with a minimum hunting age and allows kids carry a gun.

"That's the way i was growing up. I was raised that way.  It should be the parents, not the government," said William Lesparence, hunter. 

Hunters of all ages will have just nine days to get their deer using a gun. Many will start trying bright and early Saturday morning.
 

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