Jamie Drake, The Enterprise
Chances are, if you like to fish or hunt, you’re carrying around a fair amount of lead in your ammo or tackle box. But that might change over the next few years.
Former President Barack Obama and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service already tried to outlaw lead for ammo and fishing tackle. On his last day in office, President Obama proposed a basically symbolic ban to be implemented by 2022 on all federal lands. President Donald Trump’s administration quashed that directive almost immediately. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reversed the ban on his first full day in office.
Still, the winds are a-changing.
Already lead shot for waterfowl hunting has been banned in the United States for more than 20 years. But the scope might be widening.