By Montana Grant

Posted: April 3, 2021

So, I tried to shop for Turkey shotgun ammo the other day. I wanted 12 gauge, 2 ¾ inch, 1 ¾ oz. of # 4 shot, or something close. Good luck. Online stores and all the local shops in Southwest Montana are void of most ammo of all kinds. Crazy but true. Fortunately, I have some to get me by.

When a sportsman goes shopping, we always walk out with something else. Most of the local shops that I went to had next to nothing. There was an assortment of touristy junk but just empty shelves and picked over nothing. No sales, deals, or clearance until I went to Bob Wards.

Bob Wards did not have any shotgun shells but there was a huge clearance sale going on. Tons of shoes and boots. Associates were putting merchandise onto the shelves. There was plenty of folks to help with questions. Other stores were light of any staff.

Their prices were also fair. For $25 you could buy a light action Shakespeare rod and reel loaded with line. This rig is way better than the stuff I began to fish with. They also had a huge assortment of spinners, lures, and crankbaits. Other stores were displaying empty hooks.

If you could not outfit yourself with hunting and fishing outfits at Bob Wards, you were blind. Much of the gear and garments was on sale. The aisles were full and so were the shelves. Staff were friendly and helpful.

If you are looking for outdoor books, guides and maps, Bob Wards was well stocked.

I am sure that there may be outdoor stores somewhere in Montana with stocked shelves but… If you need something right now, shop at Montana’s own Bob Wards nearest you!

Montana Grant

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