Study Finds that Large Carnivores Are Not Poisoned by Hunters’ Lead Ammunition

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Greater Yellowstone Area –  In a recent study published by The Wildlife Society, researchers from the University of Montana and the Avian Program of Craighead Beringia South found that lead ammunition fragments in game carcasses were not a source of lead exposure or lead poisoning in large carnivores. From 2007-2009, researchers captured and sampled blood from 82 grizzly bears, 35 Read More »

Scientists Dispute Study Concluding Lead Ammunition is the Source of Lead Poisoning in California Condors

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California – In a newly released study, researchers from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), by entitled claim that condors are being exposed to harmful levels of lead from hunters’ ammunition, which is preventing the full recovery of the condor species.  This new study is a follow up on the findings of a previous paper Read More »

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Introduces Legislation to Protect Lead Based Ammunition

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On April 18, 2011 Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC) Co-Chairs Senators Jon Tester and John Thune and Representatives Jeff Miller and Mike Ross; along with House Vice-Chairs Representatives Bob Latta and Heath Shuler and 38 CSC co-sponsors, introduced legislation last week to protect lead based ammunition and fishing tackle from a potential ban by the U.S. Environmental Protection Read More »