gwhalin Posted April 5, 2022 Share Posted April 5, 2022 Hey all, not sure if folks are aware of this, but the NY Assembly passed a law end of March this year to ban the use of lead ammunition for hunting on all public lands in the state (DEC and DEP). The argument for this is to protect NYC drinking water, though no proof exists that lead ammunition for hunting has any impact at all on NYC water, and this bill doesn't even mention fishing tackle. If passed, this would take effect Jan 1, with no plans for phasing this in. As I mentioned, this has already passed the NY Assembly (where it has failed in previous years). The corresponding Senate bill is in committee right now, but will likely pass a Senate vote soon (based off previous years where this bill passed Senate but failed Assembly). While many (myself included) are in favor of voluntary use of non-toxic ammo, this bill as it is currently written is likely to limit access to a lot of NY state public land hunters given the limited access to non-toxic ammo and the increased cost of that ammo. It is also likely to be a nightmare for the ECOs to enforce and result in increased tension between hunters and DEC. The information on this bill can be found here: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/s5058 I encourage everyone to call your state Senators as soon as possible and let them know you oppose this. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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