Lead Poisoning in Birds
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The incidence of lead-poisoned raptors is a concern at TRAC.  We have therefore endorsed the idea that hunters should switch to non-lead ammunition when in the field.  Treating birds suffering from lead ingestion is a long, expensive, and often heart-breaking process.

Please download and read this paper (5 pages) !
Behmke et al_2015_chronic lead exposure is epidemic in obligate scavenger populations in eastern North America

Reproduced here with permission of the authors
Shannon Behmke 1, Jesse Fallon 2, Adam E. Duerr 1, Andreas Lehner 3, John Buchweitz 3, Todd Katzner 1, 4

                1 Division of Forestry and Natural Resources, West Virginia University, WV 26506, USA
                2 Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Polytechnical University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
                3 Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Michigan State
                4 USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, WV 26287, USA


Take some time to visit this warning from the State of Connecticut's Dept. of  Energy and Environmental Protection  concerning the dangers of accidentally injesting lead from game.
 http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&q=452732&depNav_GID=1633

This link is an updated link to the
New York State Department of  Environmental Conservation
and has a wealth of information on the subject.
https://search.usa.gov/search?affiliate=nysdec&query=LEAD+AND+WILDLIFE


In the window below, there are 2 films explaining the subject.  They are
 "The Non-Lead Hunter" - by Anthony Prieto (copyright @ 1012 Anthony Prieto)
and
"The Hidden Menace" - by Jim Petterson, Jr. (copyright @ 2010 National Park Service)
(The Hidden Menace is a large file and may take 20  seconds or so to load depending on your imternet connection)

If your device cannot open these videos, go to the following links:
For: "The Non-Lead Hunter"
For: "The Hidden Menace"

The website (huntingwithnonlead.org) also has a number of other videos and articles on the subject as well.
(http://huntingwithnonlead.org/videos.html )