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Getting the lead out

Updated: October 8, 2008, 12:39 PM ET
By Sam Eifling | ESPNOutdoors.com

The discovery this spring of lead-tainted deer meat in the Midwest had an unlikely inspiration: poisoned condors in the West.

Now, months before this year's deer season, officials in several states are working to warn hunters and consumers there may be far more lead in venison than almost anyone had previously suspected.

"A lot of people point out we've been eating venison for hundreds of years that's been shot with lead bullets," said Dennis Simon, the chief of wildlife for the Minnesota ...

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