What type of shot is approved as non-toxic in the U.S.?

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The use of lead shot for hunting waterfowl was banned in some states beginning with the 1987-88 hunting season, and was banned nationwide in 1991. Non-toxic shot regulations apply only to ducks, geese (including brant), swans and coots. Any shot type that does not cause sickness and death when ingested by migratory birds is considered non-toxic.

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