Businesses See Boost on Firearm Deer Season Opening Day

Opening day of firearm deer season is giving a boost to northern Michigan businesses.

Mancelona in Antrim County is one area that sees a flood of hunters who also show off their bucks to win prizes in the annual buck pole. The competition is in its 59th year.

Local restaurant like the Iron Skillet are keeping busy on opening day weekend.

Many businesses bring in extra staff and stock up on supplies. Mancelona Sports has been preparing for weeks.

Opening day helps businesses get through the late fall and early winter before snowmobiling season begins.

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Jacob Johnson have more on what the day means for the local economy.