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“Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust Bans Lead Shot From Shooting Range”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
April 18, 2013

Water Utilities Trust Chairman Pete White says the main concern revolves around the local wildlife. Lead shot lying on the ground could poison waterfowl, making them an easy target for other predators, contaminating them with lead as well.

The Water Utilities Trust voted Tuesday to forbid lead shot at a sport shooting range on public land in southeast Oklahoma City, a move that could lead the owner to shutter the business.

“I can’t afford to do it without lead. The shooters won’t come,” said Dave Martin, owner of Quail Ridge Sporting Clays.

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