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Hunting groups disputing warnings of lead in venison

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Unread 03-29-2008, 06:54 PM
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Hunting groups disputing warnings of lead in venison

Bismarck Tribune - North Dakota News - Hunting groups disputing warnings of lead in venison
this was also a news story on one of the tv stations.
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Unread 04-02-2008, 05:43 PM
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The Chicken Little fear of lead in game is another example of how a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Solid lead is not harmful if ingested, that's a fact.

All the danger is from lead powder, such as might rub off on our hands and be transfered to food if cast bullets and eat without washing. Or, more common, eating lead oxide as it was once used in paints.

You can swallow a hand full of bird shot today and poop it all out tomorrow without harm. The only game animals harmed by ingesting lead shot are birds and only because they put their food in a "craw" where it gets ground into a fine dust before moving into their systems. In other words, no bear or wolf or bobcat or people eating hunter-shot game can be harmed by bullet fragments. But bunny huggers don't want to be confused by facts, do they?
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Unread 04-02-2008, 06:02 PM
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All of my venison has at least 180 grains of led in it
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try --
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Unread 04-04-2008, 08:56 PM
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New Boolets

With 100% loss of weight on your bullet I would be looking for a new bullets;).

My Venison has 0 lead. Yet to recover a bullet!
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