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Rabbits On Shooting Range

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Roger Archbold, May 17, 2019.

  1. Roger Archbold

    Roger Archbold Engaging Member

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    interested to know people's thoughts on eating or selling air rifle shot rabbits that have been shot on a . 22lr target shooting range i.e. Possible lead contamination of meat, any thoughts or possible worries, I personally don't eat them, cheer's Rog
     
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    the 141 rabbits i have shot this year have all been contaminated with lead, it actually killed all of them :nana:
     
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    I shoot them in the head, but I don't eat their heads!
     
  4. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    Just substitute the lead for silver and you will have no problems if you want to eat them, mind yo if you head shoot them lead will still not be a problem.

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    Killing live quarry on a shooting range? Don't let Mr Packham hear about that. I thought that breeding pheasants to be shot for sport was bad enough. ;):p
     
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    Instant life ban on the range I used to visit!
     
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  7. Roger Archbold

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    Not worried about the ones I shoot at other places, I'm quite happy to eat them, it's just the ones from off a live shooting range with all the lead contaminants, am thinking this might not be a good idea, my feelings are that if I'm not prepared to eat them myself, maybe not a good idea to sell them and put them into the food chain
     
  8. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    All the product sprayed on fields, fields that are close to roads and therefore exhaust fumes and you are worried about lead contamination from the rabbits being shot :facepalm:

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    Peter
     
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  9. Mortimer

    Mortimer Lord Haw Haw

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    I've been eating all sorts shot with lead for years and years and years and I've still not turned into a drivelling zombie. When I was a lad we used to shoot rats along the cut and store airgun pellets in our mouths! Then bite them on to fishing line when we had no split shot. I must've swallowed countless pieces of bird shot and all, but no symptoms yet.
    I'd sooner eat a Bisley Magnum buttie than walk through the West End and I've yet to find a duck that died from eating lead shot rather than copping a charge of it applied externally. :D
     
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    To me it sounds more about the concern of a rabbit who spends his day eating grass from an area with a high level of lead (and subsequently, possible contamination), not because it being shot with lead. The same type of argument for why you do not want to eat feral pigeons from a city, but why they're fine if they live in the middle of the countryside.
     
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    I suppose it depends on how much of the lead converts to form taken up by plants. Then how much is taken up by the plants etc...

    I see your concern but it’s hard know whether it is an actual problem or not without testing.
    Only having the meat tested would count as even if you proved the soil had higher than background levels you still wouldn’t know how much really ended up in the meat.

    Ultimately I’d say bin them as most that would eat rabbit would expect it to be lean and “healthy”, whether founded or not would be put off by the possibility of contamination.
     
  12. carnivore

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    I have supplied rabbits to a pub near me. On the first approach, I asked if they wanted locally sourced wild shot rabbit was told that they could not take them due to the lead shot in them. When I explained that they were shot in the head they were happy to accept my offer. If your bunnies have been head-shot you may find a market but there are rules about small scale meat providers.
     
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    Marky-Boy Just The Two + 1

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    As this I think people are miss reading the question
     
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    Was it due to the lead shot in terms of food hygiene etc, or just that people are typically put off buying certain meats when they're told they may chew down on some shot. The small butcher I worked for, the butcher who sells at the local market, and even Iceland, they all happily sold game with the warning that there may be lead shot present.
     
  15. Roger Archbold

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    Thanks for that, this is exactly what I was trying to get across, the land that the rabbits are on, has been shot over for the last sixty years, so I presume quite a large area of lead contamination, and that's where my concerns lie, not worried about lead in a rabbits head, just where it's feeding
     
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    I took it that it was the possibility of serving shot in the meat or possibly of having to retrieve it during prep. Either way, it was an arrangement that lasted a couple of years then the chef decided to give it a miss. He's asked if I have any this year but due to health problems, I haven't yet been out hunting.
     
  17. PW1

    PW1 Shooting the breeze.

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    Okay, I can see the now, I misread it, obviously, Still wouldn't eat feral pigeons that lived in the countryside though.

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