Aaron Kindle sits down with the founders of Sporting Lead Free and the North American Non-Lead Partnership while they were together for a meeting of the key players working to reduce lead on the landscape from hunting and fishing activities.
We discuss why we decided to convene at this time with the greatest minds on non-lead hunting and fishing, what the goals of the summit were, and where we hope the movement to reduce lead on the landscape goes from here.
Aaron asks about other critters beyond the most well-known stories of poisoning in raptors, about human health impacts, and about ammunition pricing and availability. We also discuss the respective organizations, particularly the newest group on the scene, Sporting Lead Free, and discuss some of the common misconceptions surrounding lead free ammunition.
3:53 – Brayan, Chris, Leland, and Aaron share what they’ve been doing outside recently, in particular, spreading the word about the voluntarily use of non-lead alternatives in the field.
7:25 – Bryan shares a little background on Sporting Lead-Free.
11:15 – Chris and Leland share a little background on the North American Non-Lead Partnership.
15:25 - The group talks about the event that brought them together in Boise and recent work in the realm of lead-free hunting and fishing.
17:41 – The group chimes in on the material (lead) being the problem. How can we improve the sustainability of the practices by shifting the use of this material in the field?
27:59 – What direction is this lead-free movement heading?
34:15 – Short break for a message from our partner podcast, Artemis Sportswomen! Be sure to follow NWF Outdoors AND Artemis Sportswomen on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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35:44 - Talking about the science and its relationship to the lead-free movement.
40:22 – Why do people switch to non-lead alternatives? Performance… Wildlife conservation… Food consumption…
46:58 – “We are all decedents of hunters…”
51:55 - Where else and how else are we going to spread the word so more people will make the switch to non-lead alternatives in the field.
59:35 – Where do we hope to be in ten years?
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