March 14 — On March 12, 2018, the Story County Conservation Board approved a second reading of revisions to Story County Conservation Rules and Regulations that eliminates the use of lead ammunition for hunting in Story County Conservation owned or managed areas. The Board approved the change, joining both the US Fish and Wildlife Service and
Category Archives: Non-toxic News and Notes
Check out this article posted at “In These Times: Rural America” website where the author lays out ways that this two seemingly different groups can work together for conservation!
After reading website posts and news articles about the number of bald eagles being admitted at wildlife rehabilitation centers and also reading the requests for hunters to go non-toxic in their hunting… we thought it was time to share what’s been going on at SOAR and bald eagle admits. 2017 Through 11/6/2017, SOAR has admitted
Many thanks to our colleagues with the Fish & Wildlife Service for producing this new handout! Please share with family and friends who hunt (and fish). Deer Hunting & Lead: Be part of the solution! See A Review and Assessment of Spent Lead Ammunition and Its Exposure and Effects to Scavenging Birds in the United
Are you a landowner that allows hunting on your property? You can require that anyone hunting on your property use only non-toxic ammunition. Check this sign out! SOAR had this sign made at our local print shop, Options Ink in Carroll, IA. Email Marsha at Options Ink for details! You could do the same for
The Lead and Copper Rule Revisions White Paper was release by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 26 October 2016, several months ahead of a 2017 deadline. The paper includes options to improve existing rules. From EPA.gov: The LCR Revisions White Paper provides examples of regulatory options to improve the existing rule. The paper highlights key challenges, opportunities,
You know we encourage all outdoor enthusiasts to hunt and fish lead-free and to help you do that, we’re always on the look-out for products! I’m not an angler, so I’ve not tried any of the products out… but you can often find reviews on the company’s website. The Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) has an
Comments relating to a proposal to require nontoxic shot on Minnesota’s Wildlife Management Areas Carroll Henderson, 10 March 2016 The below is a transcript of what Carroll said at the Minnesota DNR public input meeting on proposed legislation for a non-toxic shot requirement when hunting in Minnesota’s Farmland Zone. Another piece from Carroll also appeared
Press release from the Pottawattamie County Conservation Board: “The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board will be requiring the use of non-toxic shot and tackle on its hunting & fishing areas within Pottawattamie County beginning in 2016. As national concerns and potential impacts from lead poisoning are becoming more common the county conservation board has decided to
This clip first aired on 7 February 2015 and is now on Hulu… sorry there are ads… Steve Corwin and crew visit the Ventana Wildlife Society condor recovery area in Big Sur, California. Watch and learn about testing these big birds for lead exposure and chelation treatment.