Poisoning in Birds
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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
ingestion is a
long, expensive, and often heart-breaking process.
|This is a fantastic
website for hunters interested in understanding the reasons and
benefits of switching to non-lead ammunition.
We strongly advise exploring their site and watching their videos.
Working for a Future Rich in Healthy Wildlife PopulationsHunting with Non-lead is dedicated to promoting hunting and wildlife conservation through the use of non-lead ammunition. We are hunters and wildlife biologists who recognize the common ground between hunting and wildlife conservation. It is our mission to promote the positive contributions of hunting and the use of non-lead ammunition by providing accurate information and resources to hunters and wildlife managers.
2016 Report: US Fish and Wildlife Service
A Review and Assessment of Spent Lead Ammunition
and Its Exposure and Effects to Scavenging Birds in the United States
Nancy H. Golden , Sarah E. Warner , and Michael J. Coffey
2015 Paper: From Scientists at West Virginia University,
Virginia Polytechnical University, Michigan State University
and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station
Chronic Lead Exposure is Epidemic in Obligate Scavenger Populations in Eastern North America
Shannon Behmke, Jesse Fallon, Adam E. Duerr, Andreas Lehner, John Buchweitz, Todd Katzner
website (huntingwithnonlead.org) also has a number of other videos and
articles on the subject as well.