Archery hunting season is increasing Belvidere business

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WTVO) – Archery bow season has begun in Illinois, as hunters spread out across the state in the hopes of bringing home a turkey or deer.

For some local businesses, the new season means big money.

Tim Rau is the owner of Sure-Shot Archery, 5725 Lawrenceville Rd, in Belvidere. He said that business has been booming over the last several weeks, with people across the stateline getting prepped for bow hunting season.

“We probably do half of our business through August, September and October,” Rau said. “With all compounds, you get fitted, go through a fitting, get all dialed in, and we actually teach them how to shoot it and get all set up. A lot of the guys that come in, they use the range and different things just to practice for hunting and keep their skills honed. It is mainly a hunting industry that we are in.”

Bow and firearm season benefits more than just local hunting shops, it also means big money for…

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