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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Shotgun ammunition could be scarce by the holiday season.

Area suppliers say they're running low and factories are, for right now, not producing anymore shotgun ammunition.

The owner of Backwoods Outdoors, just outside the Albany city limits, says people like to stock up on ammunition during hunting season, but that may not be possible this year.

"You know the ammo thing is a tricky thing right now, primarily because they are taking a lot of components and concentrating on NATO rounds, .223, .556, .308, and things like that, so its making a lot of the other ammo run short, .22, shotgun shells, and that kind of thing," says Owner Jackie Sizemore.

He says by December shotgun ammunition will be hard to find.

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