The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is proposing to ban lead ammunition and fishing tackle on certain federal lands by 2026. The proposed regulation is here:
It's under the Address section, but here it is: Regulations.gov Go to that page then at the top of the page is a search box and type in FWS-HQ-NWRS-2022-0055 there and it will take you to the electronic comment page.I went to that but couldn’t find where to leave a comment. Just thinking about anything being banned burns me up.
Lead has caused death in deer, elk, bear, and more....coming out the muzzle that isSo no lead sinkers for fishing we suppose to use nuts, bots, rocks, heavy worms? I must admit lead has been the cause of death for several deer over the years. If the feds ban goes thru state bans arn't far behind.
All ammunition is toxic.The original, whole document was a very lengthy read for sure. To me, it says that many of these provisions governing hunting and sport fishing on 17 National Wildlife Refuges will stay in place, they already prohibit use of lead ammunition, however non-toxic ammunition is allowed. Two other National Wildlife Refuges will be opened up for the first time to be hunted and fished by the public. Requiring non-toxic ammunition for migratory game birds on NWR makes sense. Toxicity to lead shot ingested by migratory fowl and then by raptors feeding on them is real.
Lead is extremely hazardous to all life forms.....as it leaves the muzzle!! And that is what the government is afraid of!!If lead is so hazardous to the wild life etc... Please explain no concern with he amount of lead in the ground left behind from every battle site on US soil and the millions ? of pounds of lead on the battle fields in Europe, South east Asia and the numerous battle fields across the world apparently the only danger is the American hunter