Ted Williams's Blog Archive May, 2012

Lead in Hunting Ammunition and Fishing Tackle

North American Falconers' Association
POSITION STATEMENT Lead in Hunting Ammunition and Fishing Tackle

The mission and purpose of the North American Falconers Association (NAFA) includes promoting scientific study and conservation of birds of prey and an appreciation of their value in nature and in wildlife conservation programs. The health of raptors and many game species can be negatively affected by lead introduced to the environment via ammunition and fishing tackle. All these effects can impact falconry. Addressing impacts of lead hunting ammunition and fishing tackle on wildlife clearly falls within the organization’s responsibilities and concerns.