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Monday, October 17 • 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Wildlife. Lead Shot Deposition in Fields Managed for Mourning Doves in Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana

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AUTHORS: Jeffrey P. Duguay, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Baton Rouge, LA; Kim M.Tolson, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Monroe; James Holt, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Monroe

ABSTRACT: Concentrating hunters on dove fields could place mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) and other ground foraging birds at risk of lead poisoning. We collected soil samples during three time periods (pre-soil disturbance [i.e., disking], post-soil disturbance, and post-hunting) to determine if disking reduced the amount of lead shot potentially available to ground foraging birds in managed dove fields. We also collected soil samples and in the woods adjacent to these fields. Disking did not have an impact on the amount of lead pellets found on the soil surface within the dove fields. More lead pellets were collected in the soil samples in the woods adjacent to dove fields than were collected in the dove fields. Deposition of lead pellets in wooded areas adjacent to fields managed for dove hunting could pose as big a risk to birds feeding in these areas as to birds feeding within dove fields.

Monday October 17, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm
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