Hunting groups disputing warnings of lead in venison

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NDNorm, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. NDNorm

    NDNorm Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2007
  2. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    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?

  3. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    All of my venison has at least 180 grains of led in it :)
  4. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    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!