Ammo shortage could affect deer hunters
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. – A nationwide ammunition shortage could challenge north woods hunters this deer season.
It began about two years ago, said Hendri Ernst, general manager of Smokey Hills Outdoor Store in Park Rapids.
Gun owners began stockpiling ammunition, especially of smaller-caliber weapons. Then, due to fears of government crackdowns on firearms, gun sales skyrocketed. With those sales went companion sales of ammunition.
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