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Call to bring back lead shot for duck shooting

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

On the eve of the duck shooting season New Zealand First is repeating its call for the restoration of lead shot.

"Many shooters say the steel shot does not always kill and birds may die over hours or days," says Spokesperson on Outdoor Recreation Richard Prosser.

"Some shooters are using smaller gauge shotguns so they can use the lead shot to kill instantly.

"Others are having to cope with steel shot, and taking care to aim appropriately to try for a ‘clean kill’, but want a return to lead shot.

"It’s high time the government listened to shooters, took all aspects of animal welfare seriously and ensured lead shot was made available for the commonly used 12 gauge shot gun".

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