Poisoned Wildlife and Tainted Meat: Why Hunters Are Moving Away From Lead Bullets

An elk hunt in Oregon shows one way states regulate lead ammunition by prohibiting hunters from firing lead bullets in some state wildlife areas. It’s part of a wider effort to eradicate lead ammunition that can contaminate game animals as well as other species that scavenge their carcasses. Other states and the federal government have tried more widespread bans, but those have brought pushback, while alternative approaches include education and financial incentives to avoid lead ammunition.

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