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Ranch to ban lead bullets in effort to save condors

first_img“We decided we could and should do something about it,” Stine said. “We decided the time to act is now.” The ranch – home to deer, elk, antelope, wild pigs, wild turkeys, doves and other game – attracts more than 1,800 hunters each year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GORMAN – The state’s largest private game reserve plans to ban the use of lead bullets out of concern the ammunition is poisoning the endangered California condor. The ban at Tejon Ranch will go into effect for the 2008 hunting season, Robert A. Stine, president and chief executive of Tejon Ranch Co., said Friday. The sprawling 270,000-acre ranch along Interstate 5 in Kern and Los Angeles counties is a favorite feeding and resting spot for the condor. Stine said recent studies led him to conclude the birds were becoming sick or dying from lead poisoning after they consumed the remains of animals shot by hunters using lead bullets. There are about 70 condors living in the wild in California, according to a federal estimate. last_img read more