Minnesota Chapter: Non-Toxic Working Group

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The Minnesota Chapter supports efforts to encourage the use of non-toxic ammunition and tackle for hunting and fishing.  Following our successful plenary session “Moving Beyond Lead” at the 2014 Annual Meeting an ad-hoc Non-Toxic Working Group was formed to help advance our goals towards reducing the effects of lead ammunition and fishing tackle on wildlife in Minnesota.

Upcoming Events and Demonstrations

There are no upcoming events at this time. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Media and Outreach Featuring MNTWS Activities or Members:

Copper Bullet Demonstrations

The Minnesota Chapter is hosting hands-on demonstrations to inform and encourage the use of copper ammunition for hunting.  Demonstrations will be held across the state giving hunters and others interested in the concerns surrounding lead ammunition the opportunity to view the fragmentation of lead bullets upon impact and to compare the performance of lead and copper ammunition using their own rifles or shotguns.  Copper ammunition in a variety of calibers (12 Gauge, 20 Gauge, 30-06, 243 Win, 270 Win, 308 Win, 7 mm Rem Mag, and 200 Win Mag) will be provided for hunters to test.

Outdoor News Covers the August Copper Bullet Demonstration

Outdoor News copper bullet article Aug 22, 2014.