Environment: Bad News for the Birds

Despite high levels of toxic endrin, hunters may shoot them

The passion for hunting runs deep in man. And when the quarry is ducks or geese, neither rain nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay the pursuer from exploding appointed rounds of shot in their direction. Unless the hunting season is called off. For two weeks hunters throughout the American West were as nervous as bird dogs while environmental, health and hunting authorities in the state of Montana wrangled over just that unthinkable contingency. A ban on hunting wild ducks and geese in...

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