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Working for a Future Rich in Healthy Wildlife Populations

Hunting with Non-lead is dedicated to promoting hunting and wildlife conservation through the use of non-lead ammunition. We are hunters and wildlife biologists who recognize the common ground between hunting and wildlife conservation. It is our mission to promote the positive contributions of hunting and the use of non-lead ammunition by providing accurate information and resources to hunters and wildlife managers.


The Institute for Wildlife Studies is a not-for-profit organization that has assisted the National Park Service in removing feral hogs from Pinnacles National Monument. Since 2004, staff with both organizations have gained extensive experience with non-lead ammo during the culling of more than 300 hogs. Based on these real world evaluations of non-lead ammo, we have found it to be extremely accurate and lethal.

Ben Smith - a lifelong outdoors enthusiast from Davis, CA who enjoys hunting for pigs, deer, and ducks. He studied at Humboldt State University and is now the Non-Lead Outreach Coordinator for the Institute for Wildlife Studies.







Russell with deerRussell Kuhlman - an avid outdoorsman who has hunted multiple species of game in multiple states across the country. Currently works for the Institute for Wildlife Studies as the Non-lead Outreach Coordinator in Southern California.







Jim Petterson - lifelong hunter from Idaho, also a wildlife biologist who formerly worked with the National Park Service.








Leland Brown - avid hunter and lifelong outdoorsman from New Hampshire, currently working as a wildlife biology consultant. Formerly worked for the Institute for Wildlife Studies doing wild pig control and hunter education & outreach.