Vacation Info »
Get the Lead Out
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
WHY CARE SO MUCH ABOUT LOONS?
WHAT SPECIES OTHER THAN LOONS ARE AFFECTED?
HOW CAN ANGLERS HELP?
GET THE LEAD OUT LOON WATCH VOLUNTEERING
HOW CAN I PROPERLY DISPOSE OF MY LEAD SINKERS?
WHAT HAVE OTHER RESEARCHERS FOUND?
WHERE HAVE LEAD SINKERS BEEN BANNED?
Great Britain banned the use of lead sinkers in 1987.
In Canada, it is illegal to use lead sinkers and jigs in national parks.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering banning the use of lead sinkers and jigs on national wildlife refuges where loons and Trumpeter swans breed.
Lead sinker use is banned in three national refuges and Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
Maine banned the sale of lead sinkers and jigs less than one oz.
New York banned the sale of lead sinkers less than one oz.
New Hampshire passed a ban on the use of lead sinkers and jigs less than one oz. and less than one inch.
As of 2006, a ban on the sale of lead sinkers and jigs will also be put into effect in New Hampshire.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON LEAD SINKERS AND LOONS.
News Articles and Other Fun Stuff
Do Lead Sinkers Threaten The Environment
GUVSWD Green Guide 2006 Announcement
Lead in any form is toxic
Sink or Swim -Burlington Free Press
Peregrine Osprey and Loon Are Delisted
Vermonts Loons are Expanding to New Lakes
Get the Lead Out Brochure.pdf
Lead and Lead Poisoning Effects.pdf
Lead Sinker Law Poster.pdf
Find the Lead sinkers
Hear the Loon
State of Vermont
Agency of Natural Resources
Hunting & Trapping
Buy Your License
Education & Training
Support Fish & Wildlife
Copyright © 2003-2015 Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. All Rights Reserved.