Julia McSherry

Steel Shot: Our Only Alternative

Lead poisoning of waterfowl is a serious problem causing a loss nationwide of about 2 million ducks and geese each year. Using non-toxic shot on key problem areas may be as significant to the well-being of our waterfowl resource as preserving nesting areas, a project which has long been an important objective of waterfowlers. Yet many hunters fail to see the extent of the lead poisoning problem or object to the use of steel shot for various reasons. With this in mind, the Southeastern Directors I&E Committee with 16 directors concurring at the annual meeting have voted to distribute a...