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Old 07-14-2009, 10:28 AM   #1
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Texas study examining lead issue in dove hunting
By Shannon Tompkins
Houston Chronicle
July 2, 2009, 1:20AM

Texas study examining lead issue in dove hunting | Shannon Tompkins | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
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Texas has taken the lead in trying to answer vexing questions with which wildlife managers have wrestled for more than three decades: how prevalent is ingestion of spent lead shot by doves, what health-related problems are associated with the hugely popular birds swallowing the toxic pellets and are there viable non-toxic alternatives to lead shot in dove-hunting situations?

More than two decades after biologists and wildlife managers began a phase-out of lead shot for waterfowl hunting after intense research showed ingestion of spent lead shot was annually killing millions of ducks and geese, wildlife professionals still have relatively little information on lead shotísits effects on the nationís dove population.

A package of multiyear research projects being conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department hope to produce some of the first large-scale data quantifying the issue ofhow lead impacts on doves. Itís also to providinge hard science on the effectiveness of options should evidence suggest lead shot be banned for dove hunting.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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How much money do they have to spend to make the connection lead shot is a problem so they can ban the sale of it? This isn't like other states haven't already done research on lead shot. Do we have a Duh award?
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:13 PM   #3
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Reminders me of that Jeff Foxworth skit , "Here's your sign."
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:38 PM   #4
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Jeff Foxworthy is great. Bill Engvall is the one who came up with "Here's Your Sign". We have the tape and we watched it over the 4th of July weekend or I wouldn't have remembered. Wouldn't it be cool if we had a "Here's Your Sign" to add to threads like this?
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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Ah, now I understand all the references to people wanting their signs. How cute.
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