The shooting range is not where you'd expect to find hunters on the opening day of bow season but a wet start makes for a rough morning for hunters like Courtney Rhodes on the stand.
"This is the day we work for," said Rhodes. "All us guys in here, this is the day we wait for. The first day of bow season."
So he's turning to Archers Advantage hunting shop to take in some practice and maybe buy a few last-minute items to make up for the slow opener.
"In here you can shoot - rain, sleet or snow," said Rhodes.
Owner Gerrell Dodson doesn't mind the rain.
"It's just crazy - but thank god it's crazy!" he said. "It's good for business to be this way."
90% of his business comes from hunters and he depends on a few wet days like this one to keep the cash flowing.
"This time of the year, we'll do more in three days than we'll do in a month in the summer," said Dodson.
10-year-old Dane Schrekenhofer bought his first bow and a new set of arrows today.
"They're camouflage," he said. "Because all the ones i have at home are pink."
The hand-crafted and personalized equipment looks intimidating but Dane is confident with his skills.
Others, however, want a little more practice and Dodson is happy to spend the opener teaching new hunters the benefits of a bow.
That way once the rain lets up, hunters will be better prepared to bag a buck.
"Every time you go to the woods, every time you see that deer walk out, your heart just starts beating 100 miles an hour. It's a rush," said Rhodes.
This year, Rhodes is forced to wait an extra day for that moment, but at least he's got plenty of company.
Not everyone had a bad opening day. The Game and Fish Commission is reporting more than 800 harvested deer during the opening day of bow season.