Just for the record, if you buy multiple flats from the shell house and would like/need assistance, they will send a young lad with your purchase on a dolly to your transportation. They will also load into your transportation if necessary.Everyone else can buy at the shell house on the grounds.
Prior to last year (or maybe the year before) you could buy shells at Wal-Mart even if you were not from a neighboring state. The state law always said you could buy shells at the event. They just changed what the definition of the event was. Now it is the actual event (on the grounds) instead of the event at Sparta which included Wal-Mart. Even so, the shell house on the grounds will have almost the exact same price. They normally are 1 or 2 dollars a flat higher. Not worth driving to town for and definitely not worth buying an out of state hunting license for unless you are buying 50 flats or something.