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Lead shot
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:59:26 PM »
Maybe a dumb question but I cannot find anything about if lead shot is legal when hunting turkey. I know it's not with pheasant and upland game. But turkey, can't find an answer.

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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 01:05:02 PM »
Lead shot is legal for turkeys as a species.

Read this for specific areas that may require non toxic shot.

https://wdfw.wa.gov/help/questions/93/If+I'm+hunting+in+a+WDFW+Wildlife+Area+for+wild+turkey+or+forest+grouse%2C+do+I+need+to+use+nontoxic+shot%3F
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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 02:25:54 PM »
All state lands require non-toxic shot for upland game.  I don't know if that is true on all federal land.  On private land you may still use lead.   
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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 04:07:56 PM »
I would read regs for sure on certain areas but non toxic shot on state managed lands.   All others your fine including federal.

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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 04:49:22 PM »
state (WDFW) land where pheasants are released is steel shot.  Other state land is lead shot.  Read the regs closely to see where it's required and where it isn't.

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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2018, 01:43:20 PM »
All state lands require non-toxic shot for upland game.  I don't know if that is true on all federal land.  On private land you may still use lead.
Post the link to this. I've never seen this in any reg.s

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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2018, 04:03:00 PM »



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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2018, 04:09:35 PM »
All state lands require non-toxic shot for upland game.  I don't know if that is true on all federal land.  On private land you may still use lead.
Post the link to this. I've never seen this in any reg.s

I've never seen this either, I always thought it was just required in State Wildlife Areas.

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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2018, 04:53:51 PM »
Wild turkeys are not classified as upland game birds, but as game birds. Nontoxic shot regulations for upland game birds do not apply to turkey. However, nontoxic shot regulations that apply to the hunting of all wildlife do apply to wild turkey, WAC 232-12-004(1).


If I'm hunting in a WDFW Wildlife Area for wild turkey or forest grouse, do I need to use nontoxic shot?
It depends upon which Wildlife Area and/or portion of the Wildlife Area are being hunted. See WAC 232-12-068 and the Migratory Waterfowl & Upland Game Season pamphlet to determine whether nontoxic shot regulations apply to the hunting of wildlife on the Wildlife Area you plan to hunt. More information can be found on WDFW's Non-Toxic Shot Fact Sheet.

WDFW-owned sites where lead shot poses threats of primary and secondary poisoning to wildlife have been converted to nontoxic shot use for all shooting. WDFW has been designating certain potential problem areas as “nontoxic shot zones” since 2001.

It is unlawful to possess shot (either in shotshells or as loose shot for muzzleloading), other than nontoxic shot, when hunting for upland game birds (pheasant, quail, chukar, and gray partridge), mourning doves, and band-tailed pigeons on areas where pheasants are released. This requirement is in addition to other existing “nontoxic shot zones”.

Wild turkeys are not classified as upland game birds, but as game birds. Nontoxic shot regulations for upland game birds do not apply to turkey. However, nontoxic shot regulations that apply to the hunting of all wildlife do apply to wild turkey, WAC 232-12-004(1).

Forest grouse are classified as small game. Nontoxic shot regulations for upland game birds do not apply to forest grouse. However, nontoxic shot regulations that apply to the hunting of all wildlife do apply to forest grouse.

In Washington, nontoxic shot has been required for all waterfowl, coot, and snipe hunting since 1991, regardless of land ownership.
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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2018, 04:58:44 PM »
Here is this. Specific about pheasant release sites, top right

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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 07:06:18 PM »
The statement was made on all state land witch is not true.

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Re: Lead shot
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2018, 07:53:23 PM »
I agree, it’s mostly wildlife area and pheasant release sights.

 

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