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Hunters ready for Orange Friday deals

Posted at 7:55 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 09:37:09-05

BELLEVUE (NBC 26) — On the eve of the big gun deer opener Saturday, many hunters were ready to catch some deals before heading out into the woods.

It's part of Fleet Farm's Orange Friday, a yearly tradition that brings more than half-a-million hunting enthusiasts to the store nationwide. Because of the pandemic, extra precautions are being taken to keep everyone safe, and orange.

"I anticipate we will have a lot of traffic," said store manager Bill Ouradnik. "We have line cuing set up to maintain social distancing if we do have lines."

The store opened early at 6 a.m. The first 500 customers got a hat and a coupon for some extra savings. They do ask people to wear their masks and be mindful of social distancing.