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Tag: lead amunition

March
26th

HUNTING: Lead ban would have little effect

Re: “Groups want ban on lead” (TNT, 3-26).

The article fails to mention that a total ban on lead ammunition would have no effect on swan mortality in Whatcom County. Lead shot has been banned for waterfowl hunting since 1991.

Pre-ban deposits are the problem. Continuous use of the same spots by generations of waterfowl hunters resulted in heavy concentrations of lead shot where waterfowl feed. The nationwide use of nontoxic shot for waterfowl hunting has dramatically reduced lead poisoning in these birds.

Other forms of hunting disburse shot or bullets far more widely, thus minimizing the chance of

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