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July 25, 2008

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Minnesota DNA Target Sheep To Test Lead

From the Star Tribune:

[The] Minnesota Department of Natural Resources big game manager fired several different types of bullets from different guns into 35 sheep [carcasses] Tuesday at Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area near Forest Lake. They were among 75 killed sheep used in a first-of-its-kind study to examine the fragmentation of lead bullets.

The sheep were stand-ins for whitetail deer, and the test results are meant to give Minnesota's 500,000 deer hunters guidance this fall about which ammo poses the least risk of lead contamination.

Check out the full article and tell us what you think about the test.



Seems like a good idea! Might even prove that it isn't bullet lead that is the real problem...


Maybe this testing will finally show what is causing the problem (certain bullet types, velocity of certain bullet types, processing methods, etc).

It's good to see the DNR tackle the potential problem and hopefully keep the venison donation programs on track.


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