2020 Waterfowl Ammo "Situation"
No doubt about it, 2020 has been a doozy... And the supply of waterfowl and duck hunting ammo here in California is just one of the latest casualties.
Suppliers everywhere are seeing two major things hurting our supply. Prices of raw materials going up, and the run on handgun ammo in the early stages of the 'Rona virus response sucking up valuable space on factory lines that normally would have gone to shotgun shells go instead to pumping out 9mm and 45 rounds.
What's this mean for duck hunters here in the Central and Sacramento valleys?
For starters, expect to pay more for your shells this year. Every supplier I have has told me to expect no less than 10% price increases.
But perhaps the more concerning aspect? That you should 100% buy your season's stock of ammo as soon as you can. I've been told by one manufacturer already that they will be shipping NO steel waterfowl loads to me before March of 2021.
Luckily, I've scrambled and gotten some from other suppliers, but only a fraction of last years needs (so far).
And I'm going to hold these prices at there lowest as long as I can, but be ready for them to go up by 25% or more.
My recommendation? Stock up now while you can, and get on our SMS update list so you are the first to find out about new shipments arriving.
Get on the list HERE.
Good luck to everyone and have a great 2020 season!
- Tim Anderson
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How Pacific Flyway Supplies is Adapting To Help With Corona Virus
I’ve tried to avoid talking about this too much and add to the fear, panic, and everything else going on, but I do feel I need to say something to keep everyone in the amazing PFS family in the loop and updated. Perhaps even offer some calm in these crazy times.
First off, wash your dang hands.
Second, this virus may not be a life threatening case for the vast majority of us, but it IS for a huge number of our seniors, so anything we can do to help keep the infection rate down is going to literally save lives, so let’s just do that.
As for the details about the store, and how we are adapting to these ever changing situations, I’ll try to keep this short and succinct.
We are cleaning more often than ever in all of my years working in retail, and have drastically increased our online ordering/shipping capacity.
If you are a local customer worried about being out and about, we have set our online store to have free shipping on any orders over $25 for CA residents.
If you feel compelled to find ways to support small, local businesses during this time when they are feeling the biggest effect from people staying home, I have even discounted all gift cards by 10% (before you even ask, no gift cards are not good for ammunition purchases)
Always remember, we are strong, we will get through this, life will return to normal, this is just a new season in our lives.
Thank you all and God Bless.
Owner and Founder
Pacific Flyway Supplies
- Tim Anderson