shot ingestion by wintering female northern pintails (anas acuta) in the texas coastal plain, 2012-14.historically, lead poisoning through lead shot ingestion was one of the largest health issues affecting waterfowl in north america. lead shot was banned for use in waterfowl hunting in the us in 1991 and was banned in canada in 1997. however, biologists need to understand how, and if, lead shot remaining in the environment will continue to impact waterfowl. our goal was to estimate lead and nontoxic shot consumption by female northern pintails (anas acuta) wintering along the texas coast. we fou ...201626555108
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