Banning lead on public lands will undermine true conservation


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“Policies or actions that reduce or limit sportsmen activities necessarily implicate wildlife conservation programs by affecting state agencies’ revenue. Such policies or actions also handcuff wildlife managers by removing a critical conservation tool while needlessly alienating one of our original conservationists, sportsmen. Phasing-out lead ammo and tackle on wildlife refuges would disproportionately affect lower-income households and those that depend on hunting and fishing for their subsistence as lead alternatives are often more expensive. The impact of such a policy would be devastating to the sportsmen heritage in our states.” – Senate Republicans in letter to USFWS Director Martha Williams In Episode 272, Gabriella Hoffman previews her upcoming “Conservation Nation” episodes from out West and the latest Biden administration push to ban lead tackle and bullets used for fishing and hunting on National Wildlife Refuges. Listen on Apple Podcasts 20 + GOP Senators Issue Letter to USFWS Director to Not Settle with CBD on Lead Bans Lankford, Daines, Colleagues Stand Up for Sportsmen & Urge Biden Admin Against Banning Lead Ammo on Public Lands S.4157 – LEAD Act of 2022 Congressional Sportsmen Foundation: Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle Bans KEN PERROTTE: Phaseout of lead ammunition stirs debate Sierra Club: Restore the Ban On Lead in Wildlife Refuges Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge Hunting Plan – Draft May 2022   Photo: Gabriella Hoffman – Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com

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