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Sports Corral owner Brad Snook holds a customer’s Ruger .300 Win Mag rifle on which he mounted a Leopold scope. The Joseph merchant said the sales of guns and ammunition have been up lately — for a variety of reasons, not just the coming hunting seasons.

ENTERPRISE — As hunting season approaches, firearms dealers are seeing a rise in sales of weapons and ammunition, though it’s often to the point of making it difficult to keep their shops stocked — and it’s not always about hunting.

Brad Snook, owner of the Sports Corral, in Joseph, and Terry Potratz, retail manager at Wallowa County Grain Growers in Enterprise, both have noticed that when they try to order either firearms or ammunition if can be difficult.

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