From Wisconsin to Minnesota, New York, and everywhere in between, it seems the so-called Great American Hunting Ammunition Shortage that started during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t going anywhere as hunters continue to grapple with nationwide ammo shortages.
In the midst of gun deer season, hunting ammunition is becoming increasingly hard to find due to supply chain disruptions still lingering from the Covid-19 pandemic as well as surging demand for guns and ammo.
Gun dealers around the country say they’re struggling to keep shelves stocked as firearms sales climb due to unease from the pandemic, civil unrest, and the 2020 presidential election.
Pat Kukull owns Superior Shooters Supply in Superior, Wisconsin, and said this summer they had a shortage of shotgun ammunition for trap shooting, with vendors sending a mere two percent of the usual 500 cases they receive. She said there’s been absolutely nothing for pheasant, grouse, or waterfowl hunters.
“Now, we’re moving into rifle season, and we haven’t had any .30-30 shells in a year to speak of, really,” said Kukull.”Read more