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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2015, 09:51:24 AM »


I'm not sure if this article belongs here. I thought you would be interested.

MN DNR Taking Input on Proposed Hunting Rule Changes
MN DNR News Release Small-game hunters and others can give input starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, on proposed rules that include requiring the use of non-toxic shot on wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Minnesota?s farmland zone.
http://www.valleynewslive.com/home/headlines/MN-DNR-Taking-Input-on-Proposed-Hunting-Rule-Changes-332346112.html
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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2015, 02:23:05 PM »

Here's a video from the Minnesota DNR that summarizes the results of their 2008 study on bullet fragmentation.

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/fish_wildlife/lead/index.htm
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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2016, 05:26:16 PM »

Here is a good brochure from the MN Pollution Control Agency regarding lead and fishing equipment.  Gives lots of alternatives to lead.

https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/w-hhw4-66.pdf

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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2016, 12:33:37 AM »

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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2016, 04:25:06 AM »

Presentation to focus on how lead ammunition affects wildlife (Twin Bridges, MT - April 7, 2016)

http://mtstandard.com/news/local/presentation-to-focus-on-how-lead-ammunition-affects-wildlife/article_b31e1f4c-96b8-56a0-a9dc-f48db8bb077d.html

Ruby Habitat Foundation/Woodson Ranch No-lead Hunting Policy: http://198.199.118.142/home/sample-page/no-lead-hunting-policy/

Resources suggested by Woodson Ranch:

Lead Home Page - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/

New Blood Lead Level Information - CDC

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/acclpp/blood_lead_levels.htm

Is Non-Lead Ammo the Future of Hunting? - North American Whitetail

http://www.northamericanwhitetail.com/news/is-non-lead-ammo-the-future-of-hunting/

More Hunting - Less Lead: http://huntingwithnonlead.org/

Lead Exposure and the Effects on Scavenging Birds - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS)

http://www.fws.gov/ecological-services/highlights/01042016.html

Making the Switch: Lead to Non-lead Ammunition Video - Hunting with Non-lead

https://vimeo.com/90568947

Bullet Fragmentation Video - USFWS

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/fish_wildlife/lead/index.htm



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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2016, 11:26:54 AM »

Caring for the great and sacred bald eagle

http://www.granitefallsnews.com/article/20160331/NEWS/160339888/?Start=4

The Raptor Center: http://www.raptor.umn.edu/

Field Testing Steel Shot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IJsdkop5Gg

Hunting with Non-Lead: A sportsmen's website promoting non-lead hunting: http://www.huntingwithnonlead.org/index.html

Federal Premium? Ammunition shares the history behind steel and alternative nontoxic loads (from Ducks Unlimited): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOvlGWaKf9M&feature=youtu.be

Hunt and Fish Lead-Free (from SOAR): http://soarraptors.org/hunt-and-fish-lead-free/

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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2016, 12:39:11 AM »

Biologists urge hunters to go lead-free, demonstrate effectiveness of non-toxic ammo (video and photos)

http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/outdoors/bostiancolumn/kelly-bostian-biologists-urge-hunters-to-go-lead-free-demonstrate/article_e29df27c-4eb0-5e72-9056-566da0ae9676.html

Lead-poisoning: A continuing threat to Bald Eagle recovery (from The George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center)

http://www.suttoncenter.org/conservation/saving-species/bald-eagles/lead-poisoning-eagles/



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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2016, 01:39:14 AM »

Research paper: Lead-Free Hunting Rifle Ammunition: Product Availability, Price, Effectiveness, and Role in Global Wildlife Conservation

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758820/

Abstract: "Proposals to end the use of lead hunting ammunition because of the established risks of lead exposure to wildlife and humans are impeded by concerns about the availability, price, and effectiveness of substitutes. The product availability and retail prices of different calibers of lead-free bullets and center-fire rifle ammunition were assessed for ammunition sold in the USA and Europe. Lead-free bullets are made in 35 calibers and 51 rifle cartridge designations. Thirty-seven companies distribute internationally ammunition made with lead-free bullets. There is no major difference in the retail price of equivalent lead-free and lead-core ammunition for most popular calibers. Lead-free ammunition has set bench-mark standards for accuracy, lethality, and safety. Given the demonstrated wide product availability, comparable prices, and the effectiveness of high-quality lead-free ammunition, it is possible to phase out the use of lead hunting ammunition world-wide, based on progressive policy and enforceable legislation."
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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2016, 01:49:40 AM »

This article has a good discussion on the research done in Texas on steel vs. lead shot for dove hunting.

http://www.chron.com/sports/outdoors/article/State-of-dove-hunting-in-midst-of-change-5955811.php

And, 2 months later, here's a newspaper article that discusses the research.  Every side of the debate is discussed.

http://www.sacurrent.com/sanantonio/explosive-debate-new-report-re-ignites-hunters-ammo-dilemma/Content?oid=2388741&showFullText=true

And here's the actual research paper: A comparison of lead and steel shot loads for harvesting mourning doves

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wsb.504/full

"Based on our study results, changes in ammunition use (e.g., switch from Pb to Fe pellet types) should not alter population harvest, and therefore should not impact mourning dove bag limits or season lengths."
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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2016, 08:43:48 PM »

Thanks to SOAR for posting this on their FB page. Non Lead .22LR rimfire ammunition from CCI is now available online.

https://www.targetsportsusa.com/cci-22-long-rifle-21-gr-cphp-925cc-p-58852.aspx
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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2016, 10:54:17 AM »

Commentary from Kay Neumann, Executive Director of Saving Our Avian Resources (SOAR)

It's Okay to Poison Bald Eagles, Really?!

http://soarraptors.org/2016/06/its-okay-to-poison-bald-eagles-really/
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« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2017, 06:41:51 PM »

Save the eagles--Go lead free: Fish & Wildlife Service is urging deer hunters to use non-toxic ammo

http://www.dl-online.com/news/state/4343268-save-eagles-go-lead-free-fish-wildlife-service-urging-deer-hunters-use-non-toxic

Deer Hunting and Lead: Be Part of the Solution

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/refuges/leadfree.html




A  Review  and  Assessment  of  Spent  Lead Ammunition and Its Exposure and Effects to Scavenging Birds in the United States 

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/refuges/Review%20and%20Assessment%20paper.pdf     

NON-LEAD RIFLE AMMUNITION

https://portal.azgfd.stagingaz.gov/PortalImages/files/wildlife/nongame/condor/Non-LeadAmmo.pdf

California Certified Nonlead Ammunition

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Nonlead-Ammunition/Certified

Non-Toxic Ammunition Frequently Asked Questions

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/refuges/FAQs.pdf

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