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Leland Brown with the Oregon Zoo, and Jim Akenson with the Oregon Hunter's Association discuss lead exposure in scavenging birds of prey, and how to increase hunter adoption of non-lead ammunition. 

Leland is a hunter, wildlife biologist, and the Non-lead Hunting Education Coordinator at the Oregon Zoo. Leland is a national leader in building outreach and education programs designed to increase hunter awareness of lead poisoning in wildlife and non-lead ammunition alternatives.

Jim Akenson is a hunter, wildlife biologist, and the Conservation Director for the Oregon Hunter's Association. Jim has a broad background in wildlife research and project management, including long-term carnivore research in the Frank Church Wilderness. 

Oregon Zoo's Non-lead page

North American Non Lead Partnership

Video: Presentation of an Oregon field science project investigating lead exposure in scavenging Raptors

Hunting with Non Lead

Peregrine Fund's Non-lead page


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