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Re: Get the Lead Out
« Reply #225 on: August 31, 2019, 05:11:59 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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« Reply #226 on: August 31, 2019, 05:13:47 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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« Reply #227 on: August 31, 2019, 05:15:01 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: Get the Lead Out
« Reply #228 on: September 01, 2019, 01:26:11 PM »

Osprey rehabilitated, released after being shot multiple times

https://wtkr.com/2019/08/30/osprey-rehabilitated-released-after-being-shot-multiple-times/

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: Get the Lead Out
« Reply #229 on: September 07, 2019, 01:31:12 PM »

It's Time To Get The Lead Out Of Hunting Ammo

https://mountainjournal.org/for-wildlife-and-human-heath-lead-ammo-needs-to-be-banned


A bald eagle and other avian scavenger feast upon a deer wounded by a hunter's bullet that later died. If any of these birds ingests lead, chances are high it could get sick or die. Every year, bald eagles, America's national wildlife symbol, die from exposure to lead ammo. Photo courtesy Craighead Beringia South in Jackson Hole


Lead ammunition often fragments upon impact when a bullet hits its big game target. This results in more lead in carrion tissue, increasing the likelihood it will be ingested by a wide range of avian and mammal scavengers, from bald and golden eagles to ravens, wolves, foxes, coyotes, grizzly bears and, of course, people eating game meat on the dinner table. Lead is toxic and exposure has been known to negatively affect learning in children. Photos courtesy Greg Winston (http://www.gregwinstonphoto.com/about) and Craighead Beringia South in Jackson Hole
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« Reply #230 on: September 07, 2019, 04:22:18 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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« Reply #231 on: September 15, 2019, 05:13:27 PM »

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Approval Procedures for Nontoxic Shot and Shot Coatings

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/13/2019-19848/agency-information-collection-activities-submission-to-the-office-of-management-and-budget-for?utm_campaign=subscription+mailing+list&utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email
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« Reply #232 on: September 19, 2019, 05:28:54 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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« Reply #233 on: September 30, 2019, 01:23:44 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: Get the Lead Out
« Reply #234 on: September 30, 2019, 01:28:23 PM »

1000th hatched California Condor chick leaves nest at Zion National Park for first time

https://kutv.com/news/local/1000th-hatched-california-condor-chick-leaves-nest-at-zion-national-park-for-first-time

Arizona hunters urged to use non-lead ammo to guard condors

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Arizona-hunters-urged-to-use-non-lead-ammo-to-14474867.php


Condor 1000 (the juvenile) stretching out its wings after leaving the nest cave. (Photo: Zion National Park)
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: Get the Lead Out
« Reply #235 on: October 09, 2019, 10:08:01 AM »

From RRP's FB page:

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Minnesota friends and followers! The Friends of Scenic and Natural Areas petitioned the Minnesota DNR to prohibit the use of lead ammo and fishing tackle in Minnesota's Scenic and Natural Areas.

The DNR needs to hear from Minnesotans on this issue, especially those who hunt and fish! The deadline to receive comments is November 2nd. You can email them with a letter, but I also encourage you to send a good old US Postal service mail. Representing an organization? Put it on your letterhead! Follow this link for the original petition and mailing information: https://www.snafriends.org/non-toxic-ammunition-tackle-petitio?fbclid=IwAR16UzJvWYZyChVscGlb-LA5gJtDfE7KZIKYyjJbyYz1eiLXyocMMhydq4A. To read more about the effort and who supports it, click here: http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-is-asked-to-ban-lead-in-ammo-fishing-tackle/562293012/?fbclid=IwAR3BNvwsyofLAEo5mg1-NvknERt-1M98q8Dig1nKTt7OPbrZkaSfVl4rgrk.

Here is the letter we sent: https://raptorresource.org/pdf/letterofsupport.pdf?fbclid=IwAR04LBLAiHbMOw879_1ZOFI50Gk_CujHFSNQu2-GQtHRa9SkmsqNhuJh7SQ.

You, our friends and followers, know that lead is bad for bald eagles and other birds. I encourage Minnesota peeps to do some reading about lead's impact on birds in our state before writing. A few links:
Tranel, Molly A.. "Impacts of Lead Ammunition on Wildlife, the Environment, and Human Health--a Literature Review and Implications for Minnesota." (2009): https://www.peregrinefund.org/subsites/conference-lead/PDF/0307%20Tranel.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1lFQ0_rcfCKNgPD9a7xtagHQnrR_FQkqSq5Ns8_YZwfP8rRV8j3dFQH18
Lead Poisoning, Raptor Center: https://www.raptor.umn.edu/our-research/lead-poisoning?fbclid=IwAR3pqAGKZU-bikJcNIh8oM_sgTpVKa9_I3GvyN3Hv7Dr1NP9wyMs2APKY5g
Copper Opportunities: https://raptorlab.umn.edu/assets/documents/researcher/11_CopperOpportunities.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1hMnz5r22Qlc0NMPW_lbF_DKyO3e6On2kozkHiUJJHD5dDfX1TwFL-aM4

Whether or not you live in Minnesota, you can help by hunting and fishing lead-free, networking with others who are concerned about lead, and helping to get the word out about non-toxic alternatives. SOAR and the Raptor Center have been real leaders on this issue. More links:

https://soarraptors.org/hunt-and-fish-lead-free/?fbclid=IwAR1jAPT2Z_6tLiNPRF4K3Cr29nSPNuaLuI15zLtBYiY-ovFiTflpP0Fo3pc
https://www.raptor.umn.edu/sites/raptor.umn.edu/files/copper_brochure.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1dnv4RUw7JyDGOg_2P8yF84x-PA5QC54AXAvhghjSK4RYbknt3ZtQdaTQ
https://www.raptorresource.org/learning-tools/hunt-and-fish-lead-free/?fbclid=IwAR3ttIp74YUe2Kylv_RQmxGG0maBjjtCTbMuT4sppB_N_EX8y7Snbv7gNCs

Not anti-hunting or fishing: just anti-lead!

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: Get the Lead Out
« Reply #236 on: October 13, 2019, 11:53:29 AM »

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. Raptors ingest lead from ammunition used to shoot ground squirrels and other vermints. Journal of Wildlife Management
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: Get the Lead Out
« Reply #237 on: October 24, 2019, 07:29:38 PM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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« Reply #238 on: October 24, 2019, 07:38:48 PM »

Upside-Down Eagle: Bald eagles have faced a number of pollutants but are now a Great Lakes success story

https://www.greatlakesnow.org/2019/10/eagles-great-lakes-ddt-lead/

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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« Reply #239 on: October 26, 2019, 03:07:14 PM »

Lead kills 1st Yellowstone golden eagle fitted with tracker

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-1st-yellowstone-golden-eagle-tracker.html
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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