Category Archives: 2009

Human Lead Exposure from Bullets

This is a post about an issue that affects both raptors and people.  Over the last year or two I’ve seen several articles about lead bullets causing poisoning of California Condors and Bald Eagles.  As a result, we’ve started requiring the folks who hunt on our land to use non-lead bullets.  But I’m not only concerned about the birds – lead bullets cause problems for people too, and I haven’t seen much publicity about that issue.  So this post is mainly about the issue of lead bullets and the dangers they pose for people. Continue reading

Ruffed Grouse

This Ruffed Grouse was sitting in the middle of the trail as I was driving the gator up the hill yesterday.  It walked slowly across the trail and into the woods – watching me suspiciously and clucking all the way.