South Dakota stores prepare for hunting season
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:06
South Dakota stores are preparing for the hunting season that's scheduled to begin this week.
The stores have been getting ready for the past two months.
Tony Naatjes is a manager at Gary's Gun Shop. He says he expects to be between 10 and 15 percent up in revenue compared to last year. He says a lot of the revenue will come from selling shells.
About 100,000 hunters converge every year on the state's hunting fields. South Dakota officials say those hunters spend more than $200 million on their passion.
Naatjes says hunters should stock up before hitting the fields Saturday. He adds that the recent drop in gas prices could help drive more people to his store.
Deadline for SD voter registration 1 week away
Monday, 13 October 2014 11:10
South Dakota voters have one week to register for the upcoming general election.
Secretary of State Jason Gant says nearly 518,000 people have registered to vote on Nov. 4. The deadline for registration is Oct. 20.
Gant says it's a noteworthy election with U.S. Senate and gubernatorial contests, along with many legislative and local races.
Nearly 12,000 absentee ballots have been requested so far.