U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF SELECTED SHOT PELLETS
by Mary-Jacque Mann of the US FWS Forensics Laboratory Ashland, Oregon
SHOT PELLETS IN THIS GUIDE
Most of the shot shells presented within this ID Guide were purchased in the United States at sporting good stores or through catalogues. Shells that were not easily obtained in the U.S. were donated to the Forensic Laboratory ammunition reference collection. We gratefully acknowledge shot shell donations from the Metropolitan Laboratory Forensic Science Services in London, England, and StreamSystems Inc. of Concord, California.
Disclaimer: The brand name shells used to exemplify shot types in this presentation were, unless otherwise noted, randomly selected for graphic purposes. Their presence is not intended to infer product endorsement or non-endorsement.
Unless a specified shot formulation is approved as nontoxic by the U.S.FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE, it may not be used for hunting waterfowl within the United States.
For information on the approval process for nontoxic shot, contact the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Migratory Bird Management Office in Arlington, VA (703-358-1714).
For information regarding hunting regulations in specific areas of the U.S., contact the nearest office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, or a State wildlife law enforcement office.
For information regarding migratory bird hunting regulations in Canada, contact the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.