Jared Morgan for Guns.com reports:
The first phase of a bill passed by the California legislature took effect Wednesday and places restrictions on the use of lead ammunition in hunting.
Hunters are now required to use non-lead ammunition on all state Department of Fish and Wildlife lands and while hunting bighorn sheep anywhere in the state.
The department encourages shooters to acquire their ammo in advance due to possible shortages and test fire it to ensure its accuracy.
When news of the ban broke, industry groups got to work on economic projections and found that the ban could triple ammunition prices and force hunters out of the sport as a result.
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