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    Pinnacles

    National Park California

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  • No Fires - Fire Danger EXTREME - No Fuego

    No Fires in the campground, no smoking on the trails. Observe these rules to protect park resources. No se permite fumar en los senderos, tampoco se permite las fogatas en el campamento. Proteja los recursos del parque y respete las advertencias. More »

  • Fee Increase at Pinnacles National Park

    On August 1, 2014 the 7 day entrance pass for Pinnacles National Park will increase to $10 for passenger vehicles and motorcycles; bicycle and pedestrian entry will increase to $5.00. The Pinnacles Annual Pass will increase on August 1 to $20.00. More »

Video Clips

Lead Bullets vs. Non-lead Bullets

In this video (click right), Pinnacles Wildlife Biologist, Jim Petterson, and a group of other hunters compare the performance of lead and non-lead bullets. He also discusses the potential impacts of lead bullet fragmentation on wildlife and humans.

 
Nonlead bullet and lead bullet cross sections

Performance of Nonlead Bullets

This video compares lead bullets and various nonlead bullets in terms of expansion and fragmentation. You will see these bullets being fired into ballistic gelatin and a bullet retrieval system.

Using nonlead bullets means that you get similar performance as lead bullets, but you don't have to worry about the lead bullet fragments contaminating the game meat you put on the table for your families.

 

Did You Know?

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National monuments are created by a presidential proclamation, and national parks are set aside by acts of Congress. Other units of the National Park System include recreation areas, seashores, national historic sites, and memorials.