California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Certified Nonlead Ammunition Information

  1. Certified list (choose a link to go to the manufacturer's current information):

    Name Date Application Received Date Application Approved
    Ammo Brothers September 22, 2008 September 25, 2008
    Barnes Bullets, Inc. April 16, 2008 April 28, 2008
    Bishop Ammunition Manufacturing August 18, 2011 October 11, 2011
    Black Hills Ammunition June 10, 2008 July 2, 2008
    CCI April 15, 2008 April 28, 2008
    Cutting Edge Bullets February 26, 2010 April 12, 2010
    Custom Cartridge, Inc. March 14, 2008 April 28, 2008
    Dakota Ammo (COR-BON/Glaser) April 16, 2008 April 28, 2008
    D Dupleks Ltd. March 2, 2010 March 16, 2010
    Dynamic Research Technologies (DRT) July 29, 2009 September 8, 2009
    Federal Cartridge Company April 15, 2008 April 28, 2008
    GS Custom Bullets LLC January 14, 2012 February 2, 2012
    Hornady Mfg. Co December 8, 2008 December 29, 2008
    International Cartridge Company August 12, 2008 September 4, 2008
    Lehigh Defense, LLC June 10, 2014 July 29, 2014
    Liberty Ammunition, Inc. September 9, 2013 October 22, 2013
    Magtech Ammunition Company September 11, 2008 October 20, 2008
    Miwall Corporation September 23, 2008 October 20, 2008
    Monolithic Munitions LLC January 14, 2012 February 2, 2012
    Nammo Lapua Oy July 31, 2012 September 5, 2012
    North Fork Bullets January, 27 2009 February 23, 2009
    Nosler, Inc. March 25, 2008 April 28, 2008
    OPG Gun Ventures, LLC June 11, 2012 June 25, 2012
    P-Bar Co., LLC November 30, 2009 January 4, 2010
    Remington Arms Co., LLC March 25, 2008 April 28, 2008
    Sinterfire, Inc May 29, 2008 July 2, 2008
    Sellier & Bellot May 31, 2013 July 22, 2013
    Snake River Ammunition August 31, 2009 September 14, 2009
    Solid Copper Bullet August 18, 2014 October 10, 2014
    Speer Bullets October 21, 2013 November 18, 2013
    Stars & Stripes Ammunition August 15, 2008 September 11, 2008
    Styria Arms February 10, 2011 March 1, 2011
    TomBob Outdoors, LLC March 15, 2010 April 21, 2010
    Weatherby, Inc. May 29, 2008 July 2, 2008
    Winchester Ammunition April 7, 2008 April 28, 2008

  2. Non-toxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for use in waterfowl hunting (Section 507.1, Title 14, California Code of Regulations) is certified to take appropriate nongame species within the nonlead zone. NOTE: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reviews and may approve applications for other types of non-toxic shot throughout the year. A full list of approved shot types can be found at http://migratorybirds.fws.gov/issues/nontoxic_shot/nontoxic.htm.

  3. Frangible bullets are not certified for use to take any big-game species (as defined in Section 350, T14, CCR) and/or fallow deer, sambar deer, axis deer, sika deer, aoudad, mouflon, tahr, and feral goats (Section 475(c), T14, CCR) in any area of the state, including the nonlead zone.

  4. This certified list will be updated as new applications are received and approved.