I see doves at our club all the time.lead shot is being banned in the EU not just for hunting but for sport shooting as well. I have yet to see a single migratory bird ever on any of the skeet/trap ranges where I shoot but lead shot is being banned at these ranges to protect migratory birds nevertheless. The real reason is to make sport shooting as complicated and expensive as possible so people just give up.
This thread isn't a political thread it's about our 2nd Amendment rights. Why would you want to stop people from reading and commenting to the Fish and Wildlife Service?I have deleted one political comment the next one gets the thread deleted. Politics has a forum, it stays there.
How do you think that these lead shavings get into your kid's cereal?Take a lead fishing weight and then file it to make a little pile of lead shavings. Then pour that onto your child's cereal. No?
After a hundred years of hunting on some grounds, the lead is building up. It is toxic. There are no "wild" places on the continental US anymore. Someone has shot there and released toxic metals.
But I agree with superslickie, of all the horrors we have unleashed on our environment, the hunters are not the top priority. Just shoot out the old stocks and plan for the new non-toxic solutions.
My only astonishment is that people who hold onto that lead isn't bad. Maybe you have some lead pipes in your water supply and are just a representative of the outcome?