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California Fish & Game Commission Regulatory Proposal Seeking to Expand Scope of Lead Ammunition Ban!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Recently, the California Fish & Game Commission voted in favor of adopting regulations to strengthen Assembly Bill 821, legislation that would restrict the use of lead-cored centerfire rifle cartridges in certain areas of the state for hunting and taking of non-game animals.

The Commission’s proposals would expand the scope of AB821 to include ammunition for black powder firearms, pistol, and rimfire cartridges.  The proposals are intended to limit the use of such ammunition for hunting and taking of non-game animals.

These proposals will be voted on at the next Fish & Game Commission Meeting on Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. and Friday, April 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the UC Davis Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory Lecture Hall located at 2099 Westside Road in Bodega Bay.  Please attend the next meeting of the Fish & Game Commission to show your opposition to these attacks on our hunting heritage.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the commission and respectfully urge them to oppose these unwarranted and ill-conceived restrictions.  Contact information can be found below.

Mailing Address:

California Fish and Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone Number:
(916) 653-4899

Fax Number:
(916) 653-5040

E-Mail:
(Please include "Lead Ammo Proposed Regulations" in the e-mail subject line.)

John Carlson, Jr., Executive Director
fgc@fgc.ca.gov

Jon K. Fischer, Deputy Executive Director - Regulations and Policy
jfischer@fgc.ca.gov

Adrianna Shea, Deputy Executive Director - Special Advisor to the Commissioners
ashea@fgc.ca.gov  

Please continue to check your email and www.NRAILA.org for updates on this important legislation.

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