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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2017, 08:57:11 PM »

Hunting Wild Game With Lead-Based Ammunition May Contaminate Food Supply

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15026470.htm

Paper: Chronic Lead Intoxication From Eating Wild-Harvested Game

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(17)31224-X/fulltext

Paper: Lead Exposure Through Eating Wild Game

http://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(16)30021-3/fulltext

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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2018, 12:55:31 PM »

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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2018, 11:24:37 AM »

Shared from Sasse Photo's FB page:

Michael Furtman
Follow  November 22, 2017
 
COPPER vs. LEAD

The bullet on the right is a 165 grain copper jacketed lead bullet. The one on the left is a 165 grain all copper bullet. Both are made by Federal Cartridge. The copper ammunition costs me about $1.50 more per box of twenty rounds compared to the premium lead ammo I used to use. (If you use cheap lead ammo, the difference in price will be greater.)

Both are deadly on deer. The lead round, a boat-tailed soft point, kept us in venison for three decades. The copper round has done the same for the last five years.

As I hunted deer today, I sat within sight of the gut pile from the doe I killed two days ago. Much of it had been eaten already, but what remained was dined upon by two bald eagles, three ravens, two pileated woodpeckers, one hairy woodpecker, several blue jays, and numerous chickadees and nuthatches.

Which is why I switched to copper bullets. Birds are highly susceptible to lead poisoning, and lead bullets fragment into tiny shards, some of which end up in the entrails we hunters leave behind after field dressing our deer. The tiniest amount of lead ingested by a bird can lead to a miserable slow death.

As a hunter, I do everything I can to make a swift, humane end to my prey's life. Why then would I want to cause other animals to linger in pain? No. Just as it is my responsibility to avoid needless suffering for those animals I hunt, I believe I owe the same ethic to those that scavenge the remains. Copper bullets are every bit as effective on deer, rarely disintegrate in the the animal, and if they do, the fragments are non-toxic to birds.

I hope my fellow hunters reading this will consider making the switch.

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Re: For hunters and friends: Non-toxic shot links and info
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2019, 01:15:03 PM »

Hero Wipes Announces Product Removes up to 99.7 percent of Lead Contaminants From Skin

https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/19/01/r12952311/hero-wipes-announces-product-removes-up-to-99-7-percent-of-lead-contam

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« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2019, 11:48:00 PM »

Exchange Lead Fishing Tackle at No Cost

https://freepressonline.com/Content/Articles/Outdoors/Article/Exchange-Lead-Fishing-Tackle-at-No-Cost/130/67/65951


This loon is entangled in a mess of line that includes a lead sinker. Ingesting lead sinkers or other types of lead tackle is fatal to loons.
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« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2019, 08:02:52 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2019, 06:48:09 PM »

Lead poisoning kills golden eagle, hunters adapting

https://missoulian.com/opinion/columnists/lead-poisoning-kills-golden-eagle-hunters-adapting/article_77f4267a-cee8-55e2-8c46-7212fddd2f0e.html




Lead Bullets: Hunting for Clarity in a Controversy, By Mike McTee

https://journalofmountainhunting.com/lead-bullets-hunting-for-clarity-in-a-controversy/


Leland Brown (left) from the Non-Lead Hunting Education Program watches a ballistic gel as Chris Parish (right) takes aim during
a bullet demonstration in Montana's Bitterroot Valley. Photo credit: Kate Davis


Is nonlead ammo expensive?

https://www.mpgranch.com/dispatches/nonlead-ammo-expensive

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« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2019, 06:56:18 PM »

Got a game camera? Let's team up.

https://www.mpgranch.com/dispatches/got-game-camera-lets-team




Guest opinion: Shooting prairie dogs? Try nonlead ammo

https://billingsgazette.com/opinion/columnists/guest-opinion-shooting-prairie-dogs-try-nonlead-ammo/article_21cdb301-3cc9-5c69-a7f6-a7cf8d476573.html


A red-tailed hawk scavenges a ground squirrel.


Scavenging Shot Prairie Dogs And Gophers

https://www.mpgranch.com/dispatches/scavenging-shot-prairie-dogs-and-gophers




WSB: Seeking bullets lethal to small mammals, not scavengers

https://wildlife.org/wsb-seeking-bullets-lethal-to-small-mammals-not-scavengers/


A radiograph of a Columbian ground squirrel shot with a .17 HMR rifle reveals a constellation of bullet fragments. Sapphire Animal Hospital


Research Abstracts:

Free lunch, may contain lead: scavenging shot small mammals

https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jwmg.21716

Better bullets to shoot small mammals without poisoning scavengers

https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wsb.822
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« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2019, 08:36:57 PM »

Eagle Population Threatened by Lead Poisoning, PA Game Commission Issues Warning for Hunters

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/41408389/eagle-population-threatened-by-lead-poisoning-pa-game-commission-issues-warning-for-hunters

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« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2020, 06:33:04 PM »

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« Reply #42 on: January 25, 2020, 03:57:53 PM »

Opinion: Our View: It's up to hunters to help bald eagles poisoned by lead

https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/01/22/our-view-its-up-to-hunters-to-help-bald-eagles-poisoned-by-lead/


The female bald eagle Jason Dolloff and his daughter, Carrigan Robinson, rescued Jan. 12 from the Androscoggin River in Peru had a gunshot wound and elevated lead levels in its blood. The protected bird died that night. Photo by Carrigan Robinson
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« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2020, 08:57:43 PM »

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