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Non-lead Ammunition Test Day

Hunters and shooters can give non-lead ammunition a try for free at the Eagle Cap Shooting Club on August 20, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m, courtesy of the Non-Lead Hunting Education Program. The ECSA range is located north of Enterprise, Oregon. Click here for more information.

Shane Mahoney at OSU this Friday

Shane Mahoney, an influential and honored member of The Wildlife Society, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Biodiversity, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, Head of the Canadian Delegation to the International Council for the Conservation of Wildlife (CIC), a Professional Member of the Boone and Crocket Club, Board Member of Conservation Force, member to Safari Club International’s Conservation Committee for Africa, and involved in a number of other professional organizations, will be speaking:

Friday April 1 from 4-5pm at OSU’s main (Corvallis) campus in room 125 of the Linus Pauling Science Center

This is a free event and open to the public!

His scientific research has focused primarily on the predator-prey interactions and population dynamics of large mammals and has been presented in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, technical reports and international symposia. He is also widely recognized as a leading authority on North American conservation history and policy (The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation) and has been in the forefront of debates on issues of sustainable use within both the United States and Canada.

Here is a link to a campus map: http://oregonstate.edu/campusmap/

Parking can be an issue, but there is often some street parking nearby, or visitor parking at the OSU stadium.

Hunting with Non-lead Ammunition: Preserving hunting and wildlife for Oregon’s Future

This workshop will provide Pacific Northwest hunters and wildlife professionals with an interactive forum to learn about and discuss the effects of lead ingestion on wildlife in Oregon, the ballistics of non-lead ammunition, and ways to reduce lead’s impact on wildlife. Panel discussions will provide participants with opportunities to share their experiences and contribute ideas towards a strategy to reduce the availability of lead from ammunition to wildlife in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Topics include:

  • Overview of lead and wildlife issues in other states
  • Current field research in Oregon
  • Hunter opinions, attitudes, and experiences
  • Ballistics and effectiveness of non-lead ammunition
  • Engaging hunters to help solve the problem

Agenda

9:00 am to 12:00 pm: Morning Session: Overview of wildlife exposure to lead from ammunition, challenges of changing to non-lead ammunition and performance of non-lead ammunition

9:00 – 9:05 Teri Dresler, Oregon Zoo
Welcome and introductions

9:05 – 9:10 Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Opening Remarks, introduction to morning session

9:10 – 9:35 Chris Parish, Peregrine Fund
Overview and personal experience of research and voluntary outreach in Arizona. Why should sportsmen engage in this issue?

9:35 – 10:00 Dana Sanchez, Oregon State University
Oregon hunter survey results

10:00 – 10:25 Eric Pederson, ballistician and firearms expert (formerly Barnes Bullets)
Ballistics of non-lead bullets

10:25 – 10:50 Murphy McHugh, shotshell ammunition expert (HeviShot)
Performance of non-lead shotgun ammunition

10:50 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 Interactive Panel Discussion – Ballistics and terminal performance of non-lead ammunition
Leland Brown (Oregon Zoo), Kevin Christenson (USDA/APHIS), Murphy McHugh (Hevishot), Eric Pederson

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch & Door Prize Raffle Draw (Ventana Wildlife Society & High Desert Museum)

13:00 to 4:00 – Afternoon Session: Studies in the PNW, how to move forward

13:00 -13:10 Moderator,
Introduction to the afternoon session

13:10 – 13:25 Collin Eagles-Smith, U.S. Geological Survey
Overview: Exposure of avian scavengers to PB in Oregon

13:25 – 13:40 Jeremy Buck, USFWS
Preliminary Report: Blood lead levels in Golden Eagle chicks in E. Oregon

13:40 – 13:55 Garth Herring, U.S. Geological Survey
Preliminary Report: Ground squirrel shooting and potential lead exposure in breeding avian scavengers.

13:55 – 14:20 Break

14:20 – 14:45 Jim Akenson, Oregon Hunters Association
Over a Century of Hunting and Conservation and new paradigms for ammunition

14:45 – 15:05 Leland Brown, Oregon Zoo
Role of outreach and education

15:05 – 15:50 Interactive Panel Discussion, Going forward what is the best approach for Oregon?
Ron Anglin (ODFW), Paul Henson (USFWS), Chris Parish (Peregrine Fund), Scott Scherbinski (NPS), Steve Hagan (OHA)

15:50 – 16:00 Moderator
Closing remarks

Hunting with Non-lead Ammunition

Preserving hunting and wildlife for Oregon’s future:

An interactive workshop presented by the Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society & Oregon Zoo
November 20th, 2015 (9am – 4pm)

Oregon Zoo, Vista Room, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon

This workshop will provide Pacific Northwest hunters and wildlife professionals with an interactive forum to learn about and discuss the effects of lead ingestion on wildlife in Oregon, the ballistics of non-lead ammunition, and ways to reduce lead’s impact on wildlife. Panel discussions will provide participants with opportunities to share their experiences and contribute ideas towards a strategy to reduce the availability of lead from ammunition to wildlife in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Topics include:

  • Overview of lead and wildlife issues in other states
  • Current field research in Oregon
  • Hunter opinions, attitudes, and experiences
  • Ballistics and effectiveness of non-lead ammunition
  • Engaging hunters to help solve the problem

Registration   $25 registration fee includes morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon coffee.

Full refund minus a $5 processing fee available if registration is cancelled prior to November 6, 2015

To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/nonlead

For more information, contact:
David Shepherdson: David.Shepherdson@oregonzoo.org;
Leland Brown: Leland.Brown@oregonzoo.org; or Todd Mabee: tmabee2@gmail.com

Free Ammo Clinic!

An interactive workshop presented by the Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society, The Oregon Zoo Wildlife and Lead Outreach Program, and the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club

 July 11th 2015

Albany Rifle and Pistol Club

29999 Saddle Butte Road, Shedd, OR 97377

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Curious about non-lead ammunition? Would you like to test a variety to see how they shoot? Join us for a free, informative, and hands-on event. Oregon hunters have a strong history of conservation and we hope this event will continue this great tradition.

Bring your own rifle and favorite ammunition

  • See how non-lead ammunition compares to your favorite lead shot in your own rifle
  • Discuss the concerns about lead ammunition – lead bullet fragments can remain in game meat and gut piles, creating a known health hazard for scavenging eagles, wildlife, and possibly for humans.
  • We’ll also test bullet performance by shooting into water barrels and gelatin

Registration is encouraged here. http://tinyurl.com/OregonAmmo

For driving directions see https://www.arpc.info/map.

For more information please contact the organizers:
Leland Brown leland.brown@oregonzoo.org;
Clint Epps at Clinton.Epps@oregonstate.edu;
Todd Mabee at tmabee2@gmail.com