There are two effective methods that hunters can use to reduce the amount of lead they are putting into the food stream.
- A hunter can choose to hunt with non-lead bullets.
- These bullets are very effective for hunting, without the negative unintended side effects such as lead poisoning.
- When a hunter uses a non-lead bullet, they are providing a clean food source for scavengers as well as themselves.
- Hunters can also remove the entire carcass out of the field, including the gut pile. This is a good option for hunters who still decide to use a traditional lead-based bullet. However, it can be difficult and does not provide a clean food source for scavengers.