JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's a huge weekend for hunters as deer season is now underway. Many meat shops bank on this time of year, hoping to turn a year's worth of profit in just four short months.
Last year state hunters brought in 200,000 deer. Many of the hunters don't have the equipment to break the deer down, so they'll bring it to local shops who turn a profit with an added bonus. The Buck Stops Here in Jacksonville is one of hundreds, if not thousands of meat processing locations around the state.
"We didn't know that [this business venture] would turn into one of the biggest deer processors in the state," owner Terri Berry said.
During its busiest months the shop can cut up 30 to 40 deer a day, and at $100 a pop it's a nice profit that pays off in more than just money.