115 minutes | Feb 12th 2019

#8 Get the Lead Out: Reducing Lead Exposure in Scavenging Birds of Prey

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