Earlier this month, news outlet ABC 3340 in Alabama reported that dealers in that state expect the shortage to extend into the new year. Ammunition prices are unlikely to return to normal levels anytime soon. In fact, they may never go back to what they were two years ago. The situation was very similar in Helena, Montana, according to Dave Tobel of Capital Sports, who says his store had little big game or shotgun ammunition in the last hunting season, and the most popular rifle cartridges have been the hardest to keep on shelves.
Continued ammunition shortages and increased purchases of ammunition online have led to fake online retail websites.