Toxic lead from hunters' rifles kills bald eagles November 5, 2011 Minnesota

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Toxic lead from hunters' rifles kills bald eagles November 5, 2011 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune

With deer-hunting season upon us, I'd bet there's not one Minnesota hunter who's thinking: "Along with my eight-point buck, I want to kill a bald eagle." And yet, that is what happens every fall. The reason? Lead poisoning in eagles that ingest spent ammunition. ... Bald eagles, which are scavengers, are enticed by an easily available meal of gut piles from field-dressed deer shot with lead ammunition....

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