Sadly this is not new. I worked on a reserve that allowed permitted and policed wildfowling- lead free shot was a legal requirement yet you still sometimes found the cartridges. We had a lot of very angry wildfowlers hoping to find out who it was to give them a "piece of their mind" before passing their details on to the authorities.
I have seen beyond the bounds of infinity and drawn down daemons from the stars
even the President of the United States must sometimes have to stand naked-Bob Dylan
Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:26 PM
Fishing weights made from lead are also consumed by birds, and some states have banned the sale of new lead weights, or restrict their use. Whenever I walk shorelines I pick up all the lead I can see-I have jars of the stuff because I don't know what to do with it. Weights made of alternative materials are available.