Real-time N.H. traffic updates

May 30, 2016 10:34 AM

Law banning lead sinkers takes effect to help protect loons

NH1.com

CONCORD (AP) — A new law aimed at protecting loons and other water birds in New Hampshire is taking effect.

Starting Wednesday, lead sinkers and jigs that weigh less than an ounce can no longer be sold or used. The items have been linked to the deaths of water fowl, which get lead poisoning when they swallow the weights.

The new law does not apply to lead core line, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, spoons, poppers, plugs or flies.

Anglers can use steel, tungsten, tin or other materials.

--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

--

»Comments

Concord, NH
Broken Clouds 15°
7am 13°
8am 15°
9am 18°
10am 20°

 

N.H. DollarSaver

Wednesday March 22, 2017

 

NH1 on Facebook

Download NH1 App

NH1 on Twitter

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome