Avoid use of lead shot
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Spent lead shot may be ingested by wildlife such as waterfowl, scavenging birds and mammals which may result in lead poisoning. This intervention involves avoiding the use of lead shot for instance by using alternative shot types such as steel or copper (Knott et al. 2009).
Knott J., Gilbert J., Green R.E. & Hoccom D.G. (2009) Comparison of the lethality of lead and copper bullets in deer control operations to reduce incidental lead poisoning; field trials in England and Scotland. Conservation Evidence, 6, 71-78.