I have not been involved in this discussion, and have not read every post on the thread. However, I will say that my experience with lead and wildlife has not been laced with toxicity. I have a good friend that owns a sporting clay range and gun shop. Last year his club held the state sporting clay championship with nearly 300 shooters. He has had a public course for nearly 30 years and I'd hate to guess how many pounds of lead lie on the ground. Anyway, about 7-8 years ago, my good friend decided to build a wetland on his property. He floods about 10-12 acres annually and holds a decent number of ducks and geese. There are typically 25-50 shooters on the property daily during most months of the year. NEVER, not once has anyone ever seen a bird or animal suffering from lead poisoning. I'm not saying this constitutes a scientific study, but one would think on an area that littered with lead pellets, that some of these birds would ingest enough lead to get sick. Like Cooksey, I'm just not convinced the risk of toxicity exists across the board. In some areas, perhaps but lead (in the form of shotgun pellets) is not the evil villian the EPA and liberal states have made it out to be.