Earlier this summer, your NRA-ILA reported on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s plan to survey hunters on the use of lead ammunition. Earlier this week, the Oregon House Interim Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources posted its agenda for Tuesday, September 16, including a portion dedicated to discussion on the Lead Ammunition Survey.
This survey on use and knowledge of lead ammunition began earlier this summer and consisted of a random sample of 4,200 hunters from each geographic region of Oregon. Survey results are SUPPOSED to be used for the dual purpose of informing discussions among agencies, groups and others about any potential restrictions in the use of lead ammunition and to gather information from the individuals who would be most impacted by any restrictions on lead ammunition -- hunters.
The Interim Committee hearing is open to the public; however, only invited testimony will be taken at this time. Your NRA is keeping a close eye on this issue and the impact it may have on sportsmen in Oregon. For more information on the all-out assault on lead ammunition throughout the United States, please visit www.huntfortruth.org.