Pennsylvania gun shops warn of hunting ammo shortage

This time of year is usually one of the most lucrative at Elk Creek Sports Store in Lake City Pennsylvania, with hunters loading up on ammunition for deer and other fall hunting seasons. But what is typically a boom time has turned into a season of frustration for owner Dan Seaman.

“People don’t realize there isn’t going to be much hunting ammo out there,” Seaman said. “The manufacturers have already passed it on to our wholesalers. Our wholesalers have already passed it on to us, and we’re having a heck of a time trying to find any reasonable amount of ammo (that hunters would) normally use.”

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