Non-toxic Alternatives

Non-toxic Ammo and Fishing Tackle

At this time in Iowa, choosing non-toxic ammo and fishing tackle is still a personal choice. To help you learn about non-lead alternatives see the links below.

SOAR encourages all hunters and anglers to "go lead-free."

California Fish & Game Certified Non-lead Ammunition Information - While this information is intended for those hunting in California condor habitat, this chart contains useful information and manufacturer contact information.

US Fish and Wildlife Approved Shot Types

Loon Safe information on where to buy lead-free tackle (both retail shops in New Hampshire and manufacturers of non-lead tackle)

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Where to buy lead-free tackle

RockyBrook Sinkers - Check out the original limestone fishing sinker. From the RockyBrook website: "All anglers care about the outdoors. It's where we spend our time. Bottom line, RBS are safe for people, wildlife and environment. No need for warning labels on RockyBrook Sinkers."

TomBob Outdoors - Environmentally friendly, lead-free products for the serious outdoorsman. Products include fishing lures, traditional muzzleloading roundballs and inline sabots, shot, and frangible bullets. The editor of Black Power Magazine and an NMLRA champion shooter tested the traditional ITX roundball, read the report here.

Your Bobbers Down Inc. - Check out this Michigan-based company and search for the tungsten lures they offer! Tungsten translates as "heavy stone" in Swedish!