SOAR News & Notes

Cornelia bald eagle

Lake Cornelia female bald eagle

19 September 2018

This adult female bald eagle is our first lead toxicity case of the 2018-19 hunting season. Her blood lead level is in the sub-clinical range and this eagle is being…

Non-lead ammo

Nontoxic ammunition required in Story County Conservation (IA) areas

9 April 2018

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…

spent copper bullets

Can Hunters and Activists Team Up to Phase Out Lead Bullets?

19 January 2018

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!

juvenile bald eagle

Bald eagle admits update

8 November 2017

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…

non-lead ammo required

New resources

7 November 2017

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:…

Anthon bald eagle

Impacts of lead

21 December 2016

With the latest bald eagle admitted 19 December 2016 with HI blood lead levels as measured on our in-house diagnostic equipment, several have asked questions about why, how, and from…

lead water pipe

EPA revises “Lead and Copper Rule” White Paper

28 October 2016

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…

lead-free jig head

Fishing Lead-Free

10 May 2016

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…

Op-Ed Piece from Carroll Henderson

18 March 2016

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…

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

3 March 2016

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…