Category Archives: Non-toxic News and Notes

non-lead ammo required

New resources

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

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non-lead ammo required

Check the sign!

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

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lead-free jig head

Fishing Lead-Free

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

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Op-Ed Piece from Carroll Henderson

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

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Another Conservation Board Approves use of Lead-free Shot and Tackle in Areas

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

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Position Statements on Lead in Ammunition

Health Risks in Lead-Based Ammunition Scientific experts in lead and environmental health have published both a consensus statement and an editorial encouraging the reduction of lead-based ammunition used with the eventual elimination of lead-based ammunition. Health Risks from Lead-Based Ammunition in the Environment: A Consensus Statement of Scientists (190 KB PDF) Health Risks from Lead-Based

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