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Gear up for the hunt

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By Bonnie Shelton

ROTHSCHILD (WAOW)--Gun-deer season starts November 20th, so get ready to gear up.

The hottest items this year include trail cameras, insulated blaze orange jackets and waterproof gloves.

Sales clerks at sporting goods stores say the weather often determines what items are most popular. Because the weather forecast calls for cold and rainy weather, hunters are spending the final hours before the season stocking up on warm socks and hats.

Because the mating season is still on, doe scent and rattle bags are also top sellers.

Larry Erdmann, a life-long hunter, says he plans on buying some lighter, brighter layers for the season. "Last year was the first time in 44 years I didn't get a deer."

But men aren't the only ones getting in on the action. Store manager Justin Gaiche says he sees more and more women coming in to get gear and accessories. "We are constantly seeing more girlfriends, wives and daughters...and we carry a couple of different brands of women's clothing."

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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