Get the Lead Out

lead eagle

A bald eagle with lead poisoning, most likely from eating something shot with a lead bullet.

The Challenge with Lead

Ingested lead toxicity is an issue of major concern in the BMW service area. Nearly half of the eagles admitted for care require treatment for lead toxicity. The primary source of this contamination is toxic lead ammunition.

BMW is developing a region-wide education program, in consultation with Oregon, Washington, and federal and tribal wildlife agencies, encouraging sportsmen to switch to lead-free ammunition to “Get the Lead Out.”

For more information on lead toxicity in wildlife or lead-free ammunition, contact us or check out these links:

Blue Mountain Wildlife in the News

Copper Bullet Testing

Lead Bullet Risks for Wildlife & Humans

Lead Ammunition: Toxic to Wildlife, People, and the Environment



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