RACINE — Wisconsin deer hunters are getting ready to descend into the woods on Saturday, which marks the opening of the state’s gun deer season.
As opening day approaches, however, ammunition is hard to come by.
“We will occasionally get a couple of boxes of a popular hunting rifle caliber, but it’ll be here for maybe an hour,” said Joel Minneti, archery manager at Shooter’s Sports Center in Racine. “I can’t recall even in the last ten years of seeing an ammunition shortage across the board that we’ve seen.”
Minneti says the shortage has been impactful throughout much of the year, but it’s something many prepared hunters were anticipating.
“I think there’s a good chance for a good turnout and people still having the family tradition of doing deer drives,” he said. “I’m sure there are some people that are maybe not gathering in such large groups.”
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