Yes, a Mom & Pop store that is in a area were they have a market for # 8 and can/will cut a roll is the best bet, just find one of those now a days !
I keep seeing on these boards;
References that Ace Hardware Co. has # 8 hardware cloth in less than 100 ft. rolls.
Would someone please state " Address " of these Ace Hardware stores that sell less than 100 ft. rolls.
True, their online CATALOG shows 10 ft. rolls, however, calling their main office, they say " Sorry, Misprint, its only available in 100 ft. rolls "
My experience, course I've been wrong before.