Bald and golden eagles face many risks including collision with wind turbines, electrocution, vehicle collision and lead poisoning. Minimizing the number of eagle deaths caused by any one source is essential to maintain eagle populations in New York.
Hunters have an opportunity to participate in eagle management and assist with wildlife research. For this effort, we are asking qualified hunters in New York to help us test the effectiveness of non-lead ammunition to improve the health of bald and golden eagles. To do this, we are issuing rebates for 1 box of factory loaded non-lead ammunition or 1 box of non-lead bullets (up to $60) to eligible hunters.