Lead Ammunition


Lead shot: Your questions answered

- Effects of lead on wildlife >

Effects of lead on human health >

Background reading >

Wildfowl and lead ammunition >

Moving away from lead shot: Q&A (PDF) >

Latest news on lead shot

- Read our blog posts on lead shot >

Joint statement

On Monday 24 February 2020 countryside organisations including the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust issued a joint statement on the future of shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting.

You can read the joint statement here >

Further Reading - Download Guides (PDFs)

- Moving away from lead shot: Q&A >

- Lead: your questions answered >

The Gun Trade Association advice sheet on the use of lead-alternative ammunition for live quarry shooting with shotguns >

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Recently developed alternative ammunition

Eley VIP Steel Pro Eco Wad Game Cartridges >

Bioammo Biodegradable Ammunition >

Time-lapse video showing an eco-friendly wad dissolving within 24 hours

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