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GLRPPR Sector Resource: The Effect of Lead Sinkers on Waterfowl

The Effect of Lead Sinkers on Waterfowl

What is lead toxicosis? Why do lead sinkers and jigs present such a problem? What are the alternatives to lead sinkers and jigs? How do lead sinkers and jigs effect waterfowl? What are states doing about this problem? The University of Vermont has compiled information and statistics to answer these questions. The data in the article was completed by Paul Kapsch, Matt Landi, and Sarah Schwartz.


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