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A report: The DNR’s proposed ban on non-toxic shot in Farmland WMA’s

Eagle in the sky

I attended the Minnesota DNR’s non-toxic shot informational meeting last week and heard testimony supporting and opposing the DNR’s ban on non-toxic shot in Farmland WMA’s in Western Minnesota. While the DNR received many more letters supporting than opposing the ban, the issue is far from settled. Minnesotans, you can email comments to [email protected] or submit written comments to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources by mailing a letter/statement to: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Non-Toxic Shot Comments 500 Lafayette

Lead poisoned Eagle

Lead Poisoned Eagle

We got a call on Sunday from Reg Sampson, owner of Sampson Springs Campground (http://bit.ly/1ZSYr2Q) near Decorah Iowa, about a downed eagle. Reg and RRP Board member Dave Kester were both able to get the eagle, which Dave described as ‘feisty’, into a kennel for transport to SOAR on Monday. Despite a long drive in very bad weather, she got to SOAR safely and is currently being treated for lead exposure. According to SOAR, ‘Sampson’s’ blood lead level registered at