08 Sep 2021
1 in 4 hunters will stop hunting if near-total ban on lead ammunition becomes reality
Author: European Shooting Sports Forum (ESSF)
If the ban on the use of lead ammunition becomes reality, one-off costs related to the modification and replacement of millions of firearms could potentially reach €14.5 billion. Moreover, it is estimated to cause 25% of hunters to stop hunting entirely, and at least 30% to hunt less frequently. The economic loss to EU 27 because of the ceased and reduced hunting activity would be at least €5.7 billion.