Owner Jeffrey Bounds and wife Brittany Jones
Owner Jeffrey Bounds and wife Brittany Jones

GLUCKSTADT — Southern Bound Outdoors recently opened its doors to a bustling crowd this weekend.

Owner Jeffrey Bounds said that he estimates they had between 400 and 500 visitors to their opening weekend extravaganza that featured live music, a Sno Biz mobile truck, $2,000 in prizes and a guest appearance from custom duck call maker, Josh Raggio.

“It was a great weekend. We are still getting everything just how we want it, but it looks like we will be able to hire some help much sooner than we expected,” Bounds said.

Bounds has been operating the store by himself, with help from family members and his wife, Brittany Jones.

Southern Bound specializes in outdoors products from more casual items like Drake shirts for game day to camouflage, shooting houses, feeders and bow equipment.

“It's a lot,” Bounds said.

His store sits out in Gluckstadt with about 1,000 square feet of retail space and another 2,000 square feet of warehouse space.

“I just love the outdoors, both the activities and the industry in general. We offer everything anyone needs for hunting from getting your land ready with feed to anything you might need going out when the season starts,” Bounds said.

He said he looks forward to the new possibilities open to him with the store.

“We still can’t get over how amazing Saturday was,” he said. “Hopefully, we will see those people come back. We are getting new items in daily and have a lot of exciting stuff in our future.”

Southern Bound Outdoors is located at 347 Distribution Drive and can be reached by phone at 769-300-2626. They also have active Instagram and Facebook pages.