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Lead shot

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I have a general question on using lead shot. I know it's a no-no to use for hunting any waterfowl or hunting on a WPA, but could I use it on a WMA or private land if I am hunting for pheasant? I bought a three boxes of Fiocchi Golden Pheasant shells for when I hunt at preserves, but I haven't gone to a preserve in almost two years and would like to use the shells up. Any clarifications on this rule/law would be helpful. Thanks for any help.

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WMA I don't think you can use it. Private land you can use it.

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I know that WPA's are NO on lead for sure, but I have never really clarified it for WMA's. I usually just stick to steel when I am on public ground so I do not have to worry about it. I am thinking that WMA's are different from WPA's on steel requirements, but I am sure that someone else will chime in with facts about WMA's.

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lead is OK on WMA's

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Thanks for the input! I have always used steel all around, but I am sick of having a bunch of boxes of lead laying around.

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lead is OK on WMA's


No using lead on certain WMA's.

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Lead is okay on WMA's. No lead on WPA's, National Wildlife Refuges, or DOVE FIELDS ON WMA"S. Certain WMA's may have specific restrictions according to reg's.

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And now I remember why I just shoot steel shot on public ground.

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And now I remember why I just shoot steel shot on public ground.


Me Too!

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I love the copper plate lead myself. I have two vests set up for WPAs and WMAs. That list of "special" WMAs is very small. To each there own. Good luck this fall.

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I also love the copper plated lead with 1500 fps muzzle velocity, but I just shoot it on private ground. It does get a bit tricky when hunting in October and you never know when you may stumble across some ducks. I hate when shooting lead shot and a group 20 mallards jumps up 15 yards from you.

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