Lead Shot vs. Steel Shot

In more and more areas, laws require waterfowl hunters to use steel shot rather than the traditional (and toxic) lead shot. But even if given the option, many hunters are confused by the distinction. In this article we hope to clear it up.

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Steel shot (left), is slightly larger than lead shot (right).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff