He said that until hoarders made ammunition costs soar, the inexpensive multi-shot AR model weapons were economical and efficient for hunters stalking nuisance wild pigs in his region.
A herd of pigs scatters after a single shot with a bolt-action rifle, Michael noted.
And with demand high, .223-caliber AR-15 bullets that used to cost 10 to 15 cents each in bulk now cost 50 to 60 cents, he said.
Associated Press photographer Julie Jacobson contributed to this report.
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