That does not suggest much of a positive nature linked to the decisions of either hunters or shooters.Im suspecting there will be a lot of ruined trips this year, with guys expecting to buy ammo at their destination in SD/NE/ND. Even Iowa has no shells (or birds). Youll see guys shooting trap loads and waterfowl loads, whatever they can get ahold of. Im guessing the week after opener you can take a good dog and round up your limit of cripples without firing a shot. It was like that with dove opener, i saw guys shooting everything from #9 lead to #7.5 steel, to #2 steel at doves. Lots and lots of crippled birds
Amen! If you can't buy it from any number of online retailers, I wouldn't bank on it being available on the ride to the field.I can't imagine going on a hunting trip with hopes of buying ammo at your destination, as opposed to just bringing your own.
I wouldn't have done that back in normal, pre-pandemic times, and I sure as heck wouldn't ever consider it now.
Holy cow, $1.20 per shell.. I'd buy bismuth before buying those, at least then you could shoot a duck and be set for non-tox area as well...Winchester Super-X 12ga 2-3/4″ 1-1/2oz. #5 10rd Box #X12MT5 – Dunns Sporting Goods
I would buy myself a bunch of these before going on the trip.
The limit is 3 birds per day. All the bismuth I have seen is significantly more than $1.20/shell and I dont see it as readily available. Lead is still superior to bismuth for ballistics. Sure lead can't be used to duck hunt legally, but he asked about pheasant loads. In the world of non-toxic shot, I can go to the store and buy steel off the shelf and I see it available online regularly.Holy cow, $1.20 per shell.. I'd buy bismuth before buying those, at least then you could shoot a duck and be set for non-tox area as well...