Supporters of the lead shot ban say the ammunition has been linked to toxic poisoning in animals and harms the environment. Some hunters dispute that claim and note so-called "non toxic" ammunition is much more expensive. "I'm quite sure there will be some initial opposition, but we felt like we should take the lead in this respect," Drees said. He believes hunters will "come around" to using steel or "non toxic" ammunition. "We have so many different alternatives and I think all hunters, once they come to realize this, will ultimately support this," Drees said.