SOAR News & Notes

2015 Release Party

30 August 2015

30 August 2015 at Dale Valley Vineyard SOAR is having a typical rehab year… but on a more personal note, we’ve had some lows this year. Kay’s friend (and SOAR’s…

Encourage steel / non-toxic shot for dove hunting

15 August 2015

Dove hunting season starts on 1 September here in Iowa and runs through 9 November 2015. Please encourage hunters to use steel shot. Research shows that, when lead shot is…

9 August 2015 – Chitters

9 August 2015

No news is good news! Several have asked on the progress of tail feathers and how training is going. Decorah continues to be in a low-stress time in training. He…

Considering the switch: Challenges of transitioning to non-lead hunting ammunition

4 August 2015

Published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications, July 2014. Abstract: In this issue of The Condor: Ornithological Applications, Haig et al. (2014) summarize negative impacts of lead ammunition and fishing tackle…