Outdoors

TUESDAY, OCT. 21, 2014

Youth vulnerable to lead poisoning at shooting ranges

SHOOTING -- The Seattle Times series of stories on lead poisoning issues at shooting ranges is providing more food for thought and action: The youngsters knew their sport could be dangerous, even deadly. But for the junior team at the Vancouver (Wash.) Rifle and Pistol...

MONDAY, OCT. 20, 2014

Lead poisoning documented at some shooting ranges

SHOOTING -- Exposure to lead at shooting ranges is a poorly monitored health risk that's affecting shooters and people who work at the facilities in some areas, according to a story in the Seattle Times. Indoor, outdoor, public and private, gun ranges dot the national...

FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 2013

California first state to ban lead ammo for hunting

HUNTING -- California will become the first state to ban lead ammunition for all types of hunting, according to a bill signed into law signed today by Gov. Jerry Brown. The ban is set to be fully phased in by July 1, 2019, in order...

THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013

Court dismisses case on lead ammunition

SHOOTING -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today dismissed a lawsuit brought by environmental groups seeking to force the Environmental Protection Agency to ban ammunition containing lead components. The National Shooting Sports Foundation filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit in...

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

Enviros, EPA, NRA face off in court over lead ammo

SHOOTING -- This court case -- stemming in part from secondary deaths to creatures such as California condors that die after ingesting lead bullet fragments from wounded game -- is worth watching. Local note: The Loon Lake Loon Association is among the plaintiffs. The association...

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013

Swan deaths: annual spring disgrace continues along CdA River

ENVIRONMENT – I received the following email from a reader this morning: Last Sunday my wife and I were riding our bikes on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene's between Rose Lake and Harrison. Along the way, we saw what appeared to be a significant...

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

Spring is toxic to migrating tundra swans stopping here

WILDLIFE -- It's been well publicized over the years, but we can't let people forget that our lower Coeur d'Alene river basin is a toxic stew for migrating waterfowl, thanks to the waste of a century of upstream mining. An eyewitness to a swan death...

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

Non-lead ammo may spare critters in Wyoming

WILDLIFE — Wyoming researchers say the distribution of nonlead ammunition to hunters in Jackson Hole is likely helping prevent lead poisoning of ravens, eagles and other scavengers. But the study is in its early stages. This is the second year researchers have tried to gauge...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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