Shortages in your area ?
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From: deserthunter
04-Nov-21
So are you starting to notice anything besides ammo getting short in your areas ? Stores seem to have less choices of lots of stuff here.

From: SIP
04-Nov-21
Very much so

From: APauls
04-Nov-21
Better question what isn’t a shortage.

Anything with a computer chip (ie: half of everything), vehicles, lumber, taxidermy forms, labour, ammo, kayaks, boats, printers, meat, common sense, pretty much anything and everything.

From: Lawdog
04-Nov-21
Went to Arby's for lunch today. No roast beef! Now, that is seriously f'ed up.

From: Grey Ghost
04-Nov-21
Sadly, I’ve been noticing a shortage of shooter bucks in my area.

Lawdog, the same thing happened to me on a recent road trip. Rolled into Arby’s and they were out of roast beef. WTF?

Matt

04-Nov-21
Shortages everywhere here. Plumbing parts, heating parts especially. Good luck finding parts for high efficiency condensing boilers and furnaces. It’s a nightmare. Took me over a week to get a flow sensor. Finally changed it yesterday

From: cnelk
04-Nov-21
Common sense - always a shortage

From: Bowboy
04-Nov-21
Brad I agree^^

From: Swampbuck
04-Nov-21
Shortage of money in my pocket with these bs fuel prices!!!!

From: keepemsharp
04-Nov-21
Glad we bought a half a beef awhile back.

04-Nov-21
Ran out of TP and had to walk to the hospital all weekend to do my business.

From: BrentC
04-Nov-21
Adyllwild out of oak leave too.

From: Jaquomo
04-Nov-21
Major shortage of elk on my wife's hunt..

From: Z Barebow
04-Nov-21
Electrical breakers. Vehicles. Two way radios and accessories. (the business I am in). Lead times that were 3-4 weeks a year ago. Today 10-18 weeks.

From: bigswivle
04-Nov-21
Just bought my own semi/refrigerated trailer to haul my own berries this season. I have two very good friends in the trucking business that always have taken care of me in the past but both have called me and said they’re short on drivers and price has skyrocketed.

From: Pat Lefemine
04-Nov-21
I am so happy I renovated my Ohio home in 2020. Supplies were readily available and before the lumber gouging took hold. I'm sure I saved 50k given the massive renovation the home needed.

From: timex
04-Nov-21
Everyone been saying hunter numbers are declining. If this shit keeps up. The deer population is gonna be in trouble...............

From: t-roy
04-Nov-21

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Freezer space, at the moment…

04-Nov-21
Pat, i agree. My wife and I did a pine ceiling this past spring and were lucky to finish it. We were going every weekend and buying everything they had and special ordering more. We got lucky. It was right before the prices went through the roof,

From: drycreek
04-Nov-21
Damn Troy, you must have a big frying pan !

From: Woods Walker
04-Nov-21
In our area there's a severe shortage of people WANTING TO WORK!!!!

From: Jaquomo
04-Nov-21
I've gotten to the point where I thank people for having a job...

From: DanaC
05-Nov-21
Shortage of good prices! If you're willing to spend a lot the shortages go away.

Was ammo shopping and saw one lonely box of 20 gauge Remington 'Gun Club' loads, price tag said $33.95. A few years ago I was getting a case for $55.

Lot of locals have bought 20 gauge slug guns, (the Savage 220 has a following) and I wish I had a few cases of 20 ga sabot rounds for sale. Could probably buy a new Lexus...

From: Boris
05-Nov-21
Was at my friends house the other day. He told me that we maybe having a problem buying black powder. Goex went out of business. We shoot flintlocks. I like the 2f for one rifle and 3f for the other.

From: Lawdog
05-Nov-21
Yep. No black powder available anywhere. I'm done for this black powder season. So, I figured I'd back order and wait. Can't even do that. I guess I'll just go the substitute route just so I can use my rifle. But this is nothing new with ammo and components. Folks around here have been paying $1 a round for 9mm-if they can find it. Thankfully, I stocked up on ammo and components during the Obama years and when I thought Hillary may win.

I still haven't figured out the TP issue. If that's the best someone can do, I don't think they're going to make it:).

From: Ambush
05-Nov-21
My wife is short on reasons to keep me around after I retired. Pretty sure she still loves me though, otherwise why would she up the value on my "accidental death" policy.

From: Hancock West
05-Nov-21
I hope everyone that hated Trumps tactics appreciate Biden's inflation. You had two choices and you chose this. Its that simple. Lets Go Brandon!

From: Snag
05-Nov-21
There was a big wildfire that destroyed a lot of folks homes near here. It seems like it’s been going very slowly for rebuilding up there. Could be insurance companies, lack of carpenters, or materials????

05-Nov-21
There are no surprises here, just good old inflation as we move to depend more and more on other countries. As Biden said, lower your expectations!!!

From: bigswivle
05-Nov-21
My wife sells custom windows and doors for her dad, lead time about 20weeks for most window companies now. Price increases generally every couple weeks

From: Rut Nut
05-Nov-21

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Amen Hancock! : (

From: rock50
05-Nov-21
We've been waiting since July for a new Whirlpool refrigerator, nothing fancy, middle of the road appliance.

From: Rocky D
05-Nov-21
My favorite breakfast place has been closed because of inconsistent staffing. People seem to come to work when they want to!

Tough way to try to stay open!

Agree with Joquomo on showing worker appreciation!

From: t-roy
05-Nov-21
Saw a sign in a Subway sandwich shop, the other day. Said something like: “Please be patient with our employees that DID show up for today. They are trying to do their best!”

From: Grey Ghost
05-Nov-21
We recently were in the market for a new 4Runner for my wife. So, we went to a dealership that normally has over 600 vehicles in stock. They had less than 30 cars on the lot, and only one 4Runner that wasn't the color my wife wanted. We called around and couldn't find a single new white 4Runner anywhere in Colorado or surrounding states. So, we had to get on a waiting list for a future delivery 2 months down the road.

Matt

From: drycreek
05-Nov-21

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Seems to be a shortage of deer coming around my back yard. I used to see them quite often right over my fence, sometimes in the back yard. I’ve not seen many this year at all.

From: Swampbuck
05-Nov-21
Woods for the win!!!!

05-Nov-21
When vinyl soffit, facia coil stock, hardy board and trex flat boards and decking has a 12 week wait time, things are getting bad. That’s stuff less then 1% of our population uses yearly. Imagine the time that the things we do use a lot are going to be held up as this train wreck of administration continues forward.

From: kylet
05-Nov-21
I spoke with one farmer who was having a hard time finding glysophate for next year. Can anyone shed some light on this?

From: 70lbdraw
05-Nov-21
All because, "Orange man bad!" Once they start paying illegals to come here, I'm going to make a sign that says 'no habla English' "will quit acting white, for groceries".

Then I'm going to camp out at busy intersections for the rest of my life.

05-Nov-21

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Kylet, I was sent this link today, if half of it is true we are screw’d.

From: buckhammer
05-Nov-21
Klet......it is true. I visit the Agtalk forums and many farmers on there have commented that they pre buy glysophate and fertilizer such as Nitrogen for next years use. At this time they are unable to do so because the suppliers have stated that little if any is available and can not guarantee delivery in the spring of 2022.

From: Woods Walker
05-Nov-21
On the way home from work today there was a 20-30ish young man standing in the median begging at the cars in the left turn lane. This is in an area that it LINED with stores of all types, as well as fast food joints, of which EVERYONE has a help wanted sign out. In fact, he was within 100 yards of at least 2 stores that are crying for help. The beggar's sign said...

"I HAVE NO JOB...HELP ME"

What his sign SHOULD have said is....."I DON'T WANT A JOB....JUST HAND OUTS"

From: buckhammer
05-Nov-21
Speaking of worker shortages. My ex works in an assisted living home as a nurse aide. The home is so short of staff that on her days off the supervisors ask her what hourly wage she would like to work at to fill a vacancy.

If she gives them an hourly wage within reason they will pay her that wage to fill a vacancy. It is typically double time plus a $50 bonus for a 4 hour shift and $100 bonus for an 8 hour shift.

From: WYOelker
05-Nov-21
Let’s go Brandon…

No chop sticks for Asian food, Our meat departments are about 70% empty on the shelves

Tonight no Italian Sausage at Walmart and about 1/3 the normal amount of breakfast

Frozen Pizza Section was 70% empty out of most name brands

Out of DEF (this could be a big issue soon better stock up)

Cheese dairy section about 70% depleted

TP and Paper towels low

Last week buying tires had no options in stock only

This is everything I saw just today…

From: HDE
05-Nov-21
This is nothing more than the fallout from Trump tanking the economy over the last 4 years. We all know that we rely on dems to pull us out. Thank goodness that some (on Bowsite) had the good sense to vote for Brandon, I mean biden, only to find out that on Jan 6, 2021 that vote was vindicated, a day that will live in infamy forever...

From: JL
05-Nov-21
I noticed driving east bound on I-80 yesterday thru South Dakota many, many semis loaded with hay bales going westbound. I seen an ag news report while in Montana 3 weeks ago that hay is hard to come by there and it has to be trucked in. If you're a hay farmer, it sounds like your product is in high demand.

From: Ermine
05-Nov-21
Let’s go Brandon!

05-Nov-21
Lol roger that! Let’s go Brandon!

From: Woods Walker
06-Nov-21

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From: Grey Ghost
06-Nov-21
Well, you guys can blame this mess on Biden if you want, but I think that logic is kinda silly. The entire world's economies basically shut down for almost a year, disrupting supply chains everywhere. Now that things are returning to some semblance of normal, there is a boom in demand, but no products.

One can certainly debate that governments around the world overreacted to Covid with all the mandated shutdowns, and I would tend to agree, but very little of that is on Biden in the US. State and local governments are who issued the the vast majority of lockdowns in the US.

Now, before you get your panties in a wad, and claim I'm defending Biden, I'm not. The man clearly has done nothing to help us out of this mess. The vaccine mandates that ignore natural immunity are a crime, IMO, and will only contribute. to the labor shortage. Imposing fines on shipping carriers that don't get moved in an allotted timeframe is perhaps the most stupid idea I've heard. So, with surging inflation, high transportation costs, a labor shortage, and global manufacturing delays, his brilliant idea is to make it even more difficult on shipping companies to do their jobs. UFB!

Matt

From: Pops
06-Nov-21
Paint… I need 40 gal of emerald semigloss. Zero gallons available anywhere. Need 25gal builders solutions, zero gallons available. I’ve had to drive 150miles one way just to find two gallons of pro classic. Stix bonding primer is totally unavailable anywhere. How can I run a painting business when I can’t get paint? On top of not being able to find paint, all my brands have raised prices and implemented “supply chain surcharges”.

PPG - 16% increase since August Ben Moore products- 10% increase across the board and 6% surcharge throughout all stores. SW- 4-12% increases since September and 4% surcharge throughout all stores.

Workers….. I start at $15hr never touched a brush up to $28 if you’re as good as me with dollar raises every month for the first 6 months. I’ve consistently had enough work to keep 12/16 people busy 40 hrs a week since I started 10 months ago and I could easily double that if I could supply the labor. I need a crew of 8/10 plus project manager asap. I’ve found two decent employees in that timeframe. Both are women I stole from the food service industry. I’ve gone through a minimum of 30 employees in these 10 months and have had to rely on Hispanic crews to complete my projects simply because I can’t find Americans willing to show up and earn a check. And, we work on almost exclusively super high end magazine worthy projects so it’s not like we’re painting in the hood while running from roaches and gunshots.

From: Bake
06-Nov-21
We are building a house through this fiasco. Everything is hard to get.

Windows took 4 months. Garage doors have been missing for months and no idea when they’ll get here

Spray foam was difficult to get. Electrical boxes.

Workers are hard. No one wants to work apparently.

Onyx is taking 3-4 months. Hardwood floors are back ordered. Furniture and appliances.

The local Walmart looks like Russia before the fall of communism.

My wife can’t find her cherry coke zero cans.

Ammo of course.

Maybe it’s not all Biden’s fault. But here’s a crazy idea, instead of incentivizing people NOT to work. Let’s incentivize people TO work. Give the people who DO work a tax break or something.

From: tthomas
06-Nov-21
Mericans voted for an old man who can't stay awake and craps his pants. Biden shuts down the XL pipeline but there a millions of miles of pipe in the ground already but yet buys oil from terrorists. Is the man stupid or is he suffering the ill effects of his stroke or age?

Meanwhile back in Canada, a bunch of the same, morally corrupt, lazy, lying, sell serving socialist voted for a failed drama teacher, who painted his face black, got off on sexually assaulting a reporter and syphoning millions of dollars to his brother, wife and mother.

The world is short on common sense. Just saying.

From: LBshooter
06-Nov-21
Hey it's called build back better!

From: Woods Walker
06-Nov-21
It should be called, Bend Over Again!

From: JL
06-Nov-21

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IMO.....Prez Trump had many things on autopilot (border, oil, etc) and those things were good for all Americans. Along comes the election and Prez Biden comes in. Being a swamp politician and not a leader or manager.....he reversed the good that Prez Trump had in place and brought us Biden-nomics. He also put people in charge that are not qualified to do the job they're in charge of (ie...Mayor Pete Bootyjudge). Mayor Pete checking out on baby leave while the ports are in a crisis is a classic example of self over country. VP Kammie is in hiding from her border assignment.

Where is the floor on Prez Biden's job approval? He is underwater and IMO will continue to drop to the point where only his hardcore fans will be the ones supporting him. I could see him in the 30's someday.

For 2024.....I'd like to see who the Repub nominees will be before I jump on anyone's bandwagon. The bench is pretty deep with folks I could support.

I don't know who the Dems have that could even make the election competitive. Biden or Kammie running for Prez would be great for the Repubs. Crazy Bernie....the country is getting their fill on how bad socialism is....he is out. In fact...I think any Dem who even attempts to peddle anything smelling socialist is DOA. Wearing a Dem strategist hat...they better put up someone who is a moderate or this won't even be competitive.

From: Rob in VT
06-Nov-21

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All good here.

From: KSflatlander
06-Nov-21

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06-Nov-21
Just think if Biden got a fraction of the negative coverage by the corrupt media. At least one tough question, or the media dug into all of his corruption. He has averaged $60k for 47 yrs and owns 3 mansions.

I’d rather know how a politician became a millionaire than how billionaire got his money before he was a politician.

From: Aspen Ghost
06-Nov-21
All the same shortages here but the serious shortage is the shortage of corn in harvested fields. These modern combines and more precise planters mean very little grain on the ground when harvest is over. The cornfield at my place has almost zero corn on the ground. What are my deer going to eat all winter?

From: Grey Ghost
06-Nov-21
Aspen Ghost,

If they are truly “your” deer, perhaps you should feed them. ;-)

Farming methods have definitely gotten more efficient. It used to be that corners of large pivoted fields had a lot of great habitat for wild game here in Colorado. The pheasant hunting, especially, has fallen way off since they started farming corner to corner. I can’t fault the farmers for maximizing their harvests, though.

Matt

From: timex
07-Nov-21
I'd just like to know where to get a few gallons of Rotella my old 7.3 needs the oil changed. Been looking for 3 weeks now. ###***$$$ wtf..........

From: Michael
07-Nov-21
Try buying a tree stand in Beatrice Ne right now. 3 stores in the past always had stands on hand. This year one hardware store has 2 that are leftovers from last year.

From: Woods Walker
07-Nov-21

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GET READY...IT'S COMING!!!
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GET READY...IT'S COMING!!!

07-Nov-21
GG? You’re dumber than I thought! You should stick to talking mule deer hunting and nothing else!

From: Scrappy
07-Nov-21
PEOPLE WILLING TO DO A DAYS WORK.

From: Woods Walker
07-Nov-21
Was just at the local supermarket, and they added a "LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER" sign to the frozen whole turkey case. Now it's "one only" TP and gobble gobble.

Our future does NOT look bright........

LET'S GO BRANDON!!

From: HDE
08-Nov-21
"Along comes the election and Prez Biden comes in. Being a swamp politician and not a leader or manager.....he reversed the good that Prez Trump had in place and brought us Biden-nomics. He also put people in charge that are not qualified to do the job they're in charge..."

But hey, biden reversed that water thing of Trump's so at least we all won't die of thirst. People may starve or freeze to death, but they won't have parched lips when they do...

From: HDE
08-Nov-21
KSFlat - you're forgetting that Trump had a lot of help from the media and the dem F Troop for those ratings. biden is doing it all on his own.

Vindication!!!

From: RK
08-Nov-21
Not many shortages on the Texas Gulf Coast. None that I have really noticed. Gasoline just under $3. Grocery store shelves full and no noticeable meat shortage. Prices just higher

Of course ammo and firearms And reloading supplies. Did score 10 lbs of black powder last weekend

Bidens numbers will get into the 20's before this is over. Hard to comprehend what a disaster he has been. There is nothing he has done that has not been a dumpster fire

From: Ken Taylor
08-Nov-21
With winter quickly approaching some of my friends were looking to purchase a new snowmobile... apparently there are none available.

Snowmobiles are a necessity around here.

Luckily, I got my 900 ace Skidoo about a year or so before Covid hit.

From: drycreek
08-Nov-21
Pulled into the Dairy Queen this morning, me and Sarge, and ordered a sausage Egg Buster. No such luck ! Out of sausage, out of bacon, so we had to make do with ham. This chit is getting serious !

From: RK
08-Nov-21
Drycreek what town was that in

From: RK
08-Nov-21

From: South Farm
08-Nov-21
ABS pump not available until April. Double wall black stove pipe and fittings, GOD ONLY KNOWS WHEN! Meat section at the market looking pretty sad lately. No primers, ammmo, powder in any decent amount around here...at least not the kind I use. If we ever get this world spinning in the right direction again it will be a miracle, but the way things are now all I can think is JESUS COME QUICK!!!

From: HDE
08-Nov-21
"...but the way things are now all I can think is JESUS COME QUICK!!!"

So, I can add or say something to this, but it will NOT be popular...

From: South Farm
09-Nov-21
HDE-say whatever "unpopular" thing you wanted to say. Last I checked, at least for now, this is still a free country even though there's a evil faction wishing to destroy it. In fact, to the original question, let me add FREEDOM to the list of what's in short supply around here these days..

From: Bake
09-Nov-21
I just went to Tractor supply for dog and cat food. They didn't have any cat food . . . . Are you kidding?

From: HDE
09-Nov-21
South Farm - some things are still better left unsaid...

From: Rut Nut
09-Nov-21
I think about it all the time! "One Nation UNDER GOD".............................NOT so much anymore! : ( And therein lies the problem! The more we try to deny or remove GOD from things, the more this country will sink..........................................

From: South Farm
09-Nov-21
Back to the orignal subject, I have just been informed by my wife that she can't find her KETO Bread at Aldi. And if she can't get any KETO bread I can't get any peace:)

From: 70lbdraw
09-Nov-21
Peace, or piece?

09-Nov-21
Been looking for Shell T6 5-40 Rotella for my Cummins. None around... Went on Amazon prime. Available at $159 for 3gal. Twice what I paid last April. Biden seriously needs to resign!

From: RK
09-Nov-21
Biden won’t resign.

He does not think he is doing anything wrong.

From: APauls
09-Nov-21
"When trump got the Papolo crap deleted I bought enough powder, primers, brass and projectiles to last my life and my sons. My reloading room has enough ordnance to burn a hole in earth 15ft deep for two days. I had a life time of brass from 25yrs of duty in .45, 5.56. 7.62mm and others. I had other wildcats i need brass for or to make brass from that."

And we wonder why there is a shortage of ammo etc. I read a very interesting article where the interviewee talked to I think it was CEO of Federal Ammo, and he laid out why there are the current shortages. Basically goes back to conservative people FREAKING out when Obummer was prez. Ammunition and rifle sales have never been better than during those 4 years.

Ironically the Trump era saw the biggest downturn for arms and ammo suppliers. The "right" army felt safe now that Trump was in power. Hard times for ammo manufacturers and they needed to downsize. Come 2020 and a Trump loss coupled with supply issues, and once again hoarders trying to get all they can, and here we are. Now the situation is that manufacturers have to spool up again, albeit in a pandemic with said supply chain issues.

Funny thing actually as I reflect on this, is how we as a right leaning conservative type people love to rag on the toilet paper hoarders, yet the conservative mob has been no better when it comes to ammo lol. They can't make it fast enough, because as soon as someone is able to find some they find the need to clean the store out. Like it or hate it, that's the reality, and it's mainly the hoarding that has lead to ammo shortages, and the hoarding is based on fears. Also funny how the best thing business-wise for the ammo and arms manufacturers is a democratic president. Chew on that one for a bit.

09-Nov-21
WYOelker had a good post about the DEF. I just stocked up because my mechanic also said that it’s gonna be hard to get very shortly around here.

From: HDE
09-Nov-21
"Ironically the Trump era saw the biggest downturn for arms and ammo suppliers. The "right" army felt safe now that Trump was in power. Hard times for ammo manufacturers and they needed to downsize. Come 2020 and a Trump loss coupled with supply issues, and once again hoarders trying to get all they can, and here we are. Now the situation is that manufacturers have to spool up again, albeit in a pandemic with said supply chain issues."

In the USA, we usually get the "surplus" the military doesn't need after the manufacturers have met their quotas. Less war conflict and foreign policing action decreases the demand for higher supplies. There is a ramp up before need, then the supply is satisfied, we get the rest whether it is a 1 lb canister of IMR 4350 or a box of Hornady ELD-X's.

It wasn't necessarily a Trump loss, it's the nonending, tiresome monologue yammering of the left and how they are going to curb violence and death by implementing "GUN CONTROL"

But, at least some people's vote has been VINDICATED!!!

From: Ermine
11-Nov-21
Let’s go Brandon!

From: JL
11-Nov-21

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The TP shortage that was out in the Montana way when I was there a few weeks ago has started to hit northern Michigan I think. This is the TP shelf in one of our larger grocery stores in town (Meijer's). I took that photo 2 nights ago. I went back today and they only had maybe 6 packs of TP...still mostly empty TP shelves.

I called up the Nosler factory this afternoon and spoke to my contact to find out when they are going to do the next production run of 6.5 140gr Accubonds. The person I spoke to said they were not on the October or November run list. The person said maybe December if they have the materials to run them. They won't know until the first week of December what the run schedule will look like.

From: JL
11-Nov-21
I've got maybe 150-200 rounds of those 6.5 142gr Accubond LR's. Can't get a good load worked up with them. I haven't given up yet. I tried numerous powders and seatings. Got a few more to try. The140gr AB's and RL23....very accurate. My .270 likes the ABLR's with H4831sc.

From: drycreek
11-Nov-21
Rob, that was in the metropolis of Troup, TX

From: RK
11-Nov-21

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Good stuff Don

I went to buy a couple of things for thanksgiving the other day. All items in stock except for whole berry cranberry sauce. On the way to the ranch I picked up two cans of it at the grocery in Three Rivers They were out of everything else though. :)

Good news is my 200 lbs of FFg powder arrived for this bad boy

From: DanaC
12-Nov-21
Gun season for deer must get 'interesting' in your neighborhood, I take it the big 'uns come out of the swamps?

From: DanaC
12-Nov-21

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Apparently there's an elf shortage in Vermont, then again, gun season for deer is open...

From: drycreek
12-Nov-21
Rob, that was in the metropolis of Troup, TX

12-Nov-21
Keep this going so we can keep everyone informed. No shortages in western PA that I have noticed. Increase in prices but not to the point where I say ouch just yet (except gas)

From: 12yards
12-Nov-21
Can't find Magnus Stingers anywhere in the area.

From: 12yards
12-Nov-21
Waterfowl loads are nowhere to be found.

From: RK
12-Nov-21
Good stuff Don

I went to buy a couple of things for thanksgiving the other day. All items in stock except for whole berry cranberry sauce. On the way to the ranch I picked up two cans of it at the grocery in Three Rivers They were out of everything else though. :)

Good news is my 200 lbs of FFg powder arrived for this bad boy

From: JL
12-Nov-21
I have a couple of Butterballs in the freezer that I bought a while back on sale. In balance.....I have seen quite a few turkeys (and fixins') in our local grocery store. I'm thinking any national product shortages may be seasonal related?? After the Thanksgiving there should be a good supply of turkeys at the stores. Sports and hunting related shortages would be the same. Hopefully when the hunting seasons wind down....inventory will come back up. Hopefully the bullets/powder/primer/brass shortage gets corrected too.

I think if the country continues with a climbing/high inflation condition, we will see folks hang on to their money a little tighter. Sales would go down, inventories temporarily increase and suppliers/producers cutting back on production to get rid of current inventory.

From: buckhammer
12-Nov-21
JL.........The Meijer store in my town is also out of TP. I asked a long time friend/employee of the store why they were out when the other stores in town were not. He stated that Meijer has plenty of TP at their warehouse just no truck drivers to get it to the stores

From: DanaC
12-Nov-21
Read a few days ago that the US has about 50,000 unfilled truck driving jobs available.

Raining today so I took a drive to the nearest Cabelas, plenty of 223 and 308 ammo, sparse otherwise.

From: JL
12-Nov-21
Dan....I'm doing good on powder and primers. I was able to get some backorders in not too long ago. I got an 8lb jug of H4831sc and H1000. Horse traded for some RL23 which I needed. I also went to town when I was recently in Montana. Picked up quite a few primers. I got 24lbs of shotgun powder for a Coastie bud in Florida. Got him 4 or 5 bricks of Chedittes too. Today, I got a hold of the folks at Western Powder in Miles City. I was trying to find out what the deal was with Norma powder.....can't find it. Powder Valley said they will no longer sell it. Western said they got out of the powder business a while back and sold everything to Hodgdon. That included Norma. No luck at Hodgdon either. For me....bullets, specifically Nosler, has been hard to get. I'll be trying the Barnes LRX's in the 6.5 PRC and .270 soon.

Jeff......That's interesting what you were told about Meijer's and they can't get any drivers to deliver TP. I wonder what drivers they are using to deliver the rest of their products they do have? Next time I go back to Meijers I'll check on their TP supply and see what it looks like.

One of my nephews was a OTR cattle hauler for a long time out of Oklahoma. He picked up and delivered all over the midwest. Said it was good money but a lot of odd hours. Livestock hauling has special regs involved due to live animals. He sold out and moved back to Florida where is driving a dump truck for construction projects. He told me he spoke to one of of his former load controllers a few days ago and was told they are paying $9-something per mile now. I'm guessing that is for owner/operators?? He is seriously considering buying another rig to get back into OTR hauling. He still has his contacts in place to pick up where he left off and start running OTR loads. It won't be livestock though....too many nights away from home.

12-Nov-21
Finally found three gallons of T6 Rotella at an O'REILLY'S. Had to pay $28 more for the same thing I bought 6 months ago. A huge number of shortages going to come to roost soon.

From: JL
12-Nov-21
^....funny you mention oil. I was at the local autoparts store yesterday (Advance Auto) and the guy there told me he heard of an upcoming shortage on synthetic motor oil is coming. Not sure how credible it was. I just changed out the oil in both of the F150's....Motorcraft syn blend oil.

From: Bowbender
14-Nov-21
"^....funny you mention oil. I was at the local autoparts store yesterday (Advance Auto) and the guy there told me he heard of an upcoming shortage on synthetic motor oil is coming. Not sure how credible it was. I just changed out the oil in both of the F150's....Motorcraft syn blend oil."

I never go to Advanced or Autozone for oil/filters. Walmart has 5qt jugs of Castrol GTX 5W20 for $19. They also stock Toyota OEM oil filters for my Tacoma and are 1/2 the price at the stealership. Full oil change in my 2011 Tacoma for under $30.

14-Nov-21
I’m considering a move and was gonna drive truck for a while to get reestablished and then go from there… A lot of the big guys are HURTING for drivers big time and paying crazy money. Crazy sign on bonuses and covering your insurance plans and Paid Time Off.

14-Nov-21
Wife just told me to was gone at Aldis so we’re whole turkeys and yams

15-Nov-21
Tp is what I meant

From: DanaC
15-Nov-21

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From: DanaC
15-Nov-21

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6 week bow season, then shotgun, then muzzle loader. 3 separate seasons for bear running into mid December. This kid (I still think of him that way, he's 30) is one of the best hunters I know, took this one on Dec. 31st a few years back. Don't have a picture if the honker he bow-killed last October. 11 points. No shortage of decent deer up here ;-)

From: DanaC
15-Nov-21

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The other 'kid' with a Mass. shotgun buck from last December

From: Huntcell
15-Nov-21
Should have listen to Jill ‘ shortage has always been A problem with Joe’

Get use to it she has.

From: 12yards
15-Nov-21
I live in one of the biggest turkey producing areas of the biggest turkey producing state in the nation and I don't see any shortage of turkeys in the turkey barns.

15-Nov-21
Local Homeland here full of turkeys. Butterballs to cheaper... No shortage of 'turkeys' in D.C., though. We have a national turkey season coming in the early part of November, 2022.

From: bigswivle
15-Nov-21
Thieves are coming out now, neighbor just had 500gallons of diesel stolen last night

15-Nov-21
My wife's 2011 Sequoia was stolen from our driveway a few weeks ago. A coworkers neighbor had his truck stolen for the second time this year.

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