“Sportsmen are the original conservationists and play an important role in wildlife management—the last thing we should do is limit their access to public lands by implementing a blanket-ban on traditional ammo and tackle. Not only would this affect our state agencies’ revenue but it’s also unfair to sportsmen who can’t access or afford lead alternatives and depend on hunting and fishing.” — Senator Steve Daines (R-MT)

In Episode 303 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Mark Oliva from the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Mike Leonard from the American Sportfishing Association to discuss the new lead ban on 18 national wildlife refuge lands opened to new fishing and hunting opportunities. This ban could apply to future public land openings. Tune in!

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Photo: Gabriella Hoffman / Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge


  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com