Kodi Jo Jaspers is a hunter and wildlife biologist whose master’s work focused on understanding the effect of residual lead from ammunition on non-target species. This week on Artemis, Kodi Jo joins us to talk about her transition from lead to copper ammo, and what she’s learned in the process.

  • 3:00 – we all want a bigger freezer! 
  • 4:00 – urban carnivores
  • 5:30 – fishing with Dad, then hunting
  • 7:30 – horse packing way out into the wop-wops, learning to bow hunt, and hearing a bull elk respond to your call… these are the good things in life
  • 10:00 – what happens to the lead in your ammo after you shoot an animal?
  • 13:00 – lead bullets are designed to fragment on impact
  • 15:30 – does lead poisoning in wildlife come from fishing tackle, too?
  • 16:00 – Orvis makes non-leaded line weights and fly tying wire
  • 17:20 – retrieving and claiming lost flies = the angler’s equivalent of shed hunting
  • 18:30 – what’s the scoop on copper bullets?
  • 20:00 – North American Non-Lead Partnership does ammo demos around the country
  • 21:00 – “Copper vs. Lead” video AND Non-lead Hunt to Eat shirt
  • 22:00 – What if you have a stockpile of lead ammo? Maybe the shooting range is calling your name!
  • 23:20 – Take the Lead on Lead blog post by Kodi Jo
  • 24:00 – first non-lead hunt… wowzers
  • 28:00 – non-lead shot for turkey season! It’s kind of fun to putter around and test new stuff at the range!
  • 28:20 – New York Times article with Artemis ambassador Chelsea Cassens!
  • 32:00 – Smoked trout roe, everyone! 
  • 33:00 – NWF’s Women in Conservation Leadership summit postpones due to coronavirus