Well, we have had democratic governors for the last twelve years for one thing.
I think out last governor thought that diversity was of a higher priority than common sense when appointing people to positions, not unlike our current president I might add.
Our area is being over run with Canada geese and the people who are in charge of the closed hunting zone will not hear of reducing it's size to allow more of them to be taken.
I have seen more eagles this week alone than I saw in the first two thirds of my life.
I know that birds can and ingest lead and that if they do it can be harmful, but I think this issue has been unfairly represented and overblown in the past.
I believe it is a solution in search of a problem.
I was just talking to a person from the DNR that works in the offices at the Wallace Building about Dove Hunting. He is a trapshooter, hunter and fisherman and didn't mention anything about a lead shot ban.
I have to ask... if anyone actually has some insight... the IOWA website explains that lead has been in use in ammunition and fishing tackle for THOUSANDS of years...
In the time of Jesus and the Romans, did they use any lead ammo in their firing arms (did they have firing weaponry?!) I'm sure they used nets for fishing, how they were weighted, I don't know, but Eagle Claw and Mepps are relatively new companies...
In the Iowa website it states that the lead shot is toxic to all animals. I cannot believe that I am still walking around after handling lead shot for the past 45 years. It hasn't effected me toooooo much! I surprised that all reloaders aren't on the wrong side of the dandilions..Odie
Al they have to do is mention it now and within 5 to 10 years the younger people will be condition after hearing of this a few times through the years and then it will be passed. Its mainly caused by todays shooters and hunters and outdoorsman not speaking out with serious voice to the liberals and shutting them up permenatly. If they are not pushed out for good they will be back. Wild Bill
Jim 101; Why don't you try offering something constructive instead of trying to act like a comedian. To label all Iowan's like that is just plain rude. We can only do something about thing like this when we become aware of it. How about giving us a chance before you start throwing around insults.
I got an email from one commissioner after I got the notice from the NRA and presented it to him. He told me he was the only one who didn't favor a lead ban and for all Iowan's to contact the Iowa DNR commission and express your views.
"According to the Commission, the purpose of imposing this ban is to “begin limiting the use of lead for all hunting and fishing on all public areas”. The proposed ban would also designate three wildlife areas as completely “lead free,” including rifle ammunition and fishing tackle"
"The ban will also prohibit the use of lead shot in target shooting."
Note the link and quotes are from NRA. I haven't found anything about target shooting at the IDNR website. If somebody does, please post the link.