Lead Ban Chronicles – Free Ammo Giveaway
May 1, 2012
Well, if you’re paying attention and quick on the draw, here’s a chance to get some lead-free ammo for little more than a few moments of your time. The Ventana Wildlife Society is doing it again, giving away lead-free ammo for the asking… with a little more of a catch this time. This stuff isn’t free, and they’re doing what they can, but supplies (and funds) are limited so, read below and, if you’re interested, get your request in there!
In March of this year, Ventana Wildlife Society announced a free, nonlead ammunition giveaway for residents of Monterey and San Benito Counties and quickly discovered that the demand exhausted our supply (we spent our budget of $37,000 in one day). Since then, we raised another $15,000 that can go toward nonlead bullets. I’d like to thank the Monterey County Fish and Game Commission for their recent $5,000 contribution. The rest of the funding was made available by private individuals who care about hunting, ranching and wildlife.
Hunting and ranching has a long tradition in conservation and by using nonlead ammunition, we are continuing that tradition. We are convinced that lead from spent ammunition is the number one problem facing condors in the wild due to ingestion of lead fragments found in their food. We want to help hunters and ranchers to make a lasting switch to nonlead ammunition so that condors can survive in the wild on their own again.
This is the reason why we’re handing out free nonlead ammunition again! Starting today, May 1, 2012, we have opened a raffle drawing to win two, free boxes of nonlead ammunition. We’ll give out 100 orders (two boxes each) in May 2012 and another 100 orders in June 2012. If we could hand out free nonlead bullets to everyone, we would. We decided a raffle was the best way to go to make it fair to all those interested in receiving nonlead ammunition in central California. To everyone that is making the switch to nonlead ammunition, whether on your own or with our help, cheers to you!
To submit your entry into the raffle, go to http://ventanaws.org/ammunition/
Ventana Wildlife Society