Friday, October 4, 2013

California Fish & Game Wardens Association Encourage Governor to Veto Lead Ban

The Honorable Jerry Brown, Governor
State of California
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

RE: AB 711 (Rendon): Non-lead ammunition for hunting

Dear Governor Brown:

The California Fish and Game Wardens' Association (CFGWA), established in 1937, represents current and retired sworn California Game Wardens statewide, a state uniformed law enforcement agency commissioned in 1871. Our California Wardens are the state's environmental police, teachers of conservation, protectors of fish and wildlife, and a premiere law enforcement presence for public safety and disaster relief.

By a unanimous vote by the CFGWA Board, and strong requests from Wardens statewide, the CFGWA joins other law enforcement colleagues and California labor leaders to respectfully urge you to veto Assembly Bill 711.

California Game Wardens are on the front line enforcing the ban on lead ammunition for most hunting in condor range. But there is insufficient data to justify such a drastic action across the entire state.


Jerry Karnow, Jr., President
Gary Schales, Vice President
Board Members
California Fish and Game Wardens' Association

cc: Mr. Peter Krause, Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary, Governor's Office
Mr. Gareth Elliott, Legislative Secretary, Governor's Office
Ms. Martha Guzman-Aceves, Deputy Legislative Secretary, Governor's Office