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Photo by Special to the Sentinel

With a eye on the possible ban of lead-based hunting bullets, hunters and other shooters will be spending more time at the range, learning to use copper and other nontraditional bullets.

Not taking the lead — yet

Parks and Wildlife commission votes to keep lead-based bullets in Colorado

The chorus of voices seeking a ban on lead-based ammunition fell flat in Colorado.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission voted Thursday not to move forward on a citizen-raised proposal to prohibit lead ammunition for big-game hunting in Colorado.
The commission killed the petition after citing a “lack of credible scientific evidence” as to the long-term impacts of spent lead to wildlife, along with a strong lack of support from the agency itself and concern about potential impacts to hunter participation.


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