Should we duck hunters be worried?????

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Should we duck hunters be worried?????

Postby claycrusher » Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:36 pm

didnt know which forum to put this in but thought maybe it should be on our minds.
Do we duck hunters who harvest and eat our birds have anything to worry about with this H5N1 avian bird flu going around over seas.Maybe if someone with knowledge of this stuff can give us a reply
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Postby firebird » Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:48 pm

Not sure about that one but we are being told not to eat local shovelers and goldeneyes because of exaggerated levels of Mercury. Hope you boys downstream don't choke on that one!
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Postby Snaph » Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:42 pm

Unless your birds are migrating from China, I would not sweat it. Yet.
I would be more worried about it being transferred from a human from over seas than a wood duck from your local swamp.
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:01 pm

Snaph wrote:Unless your birds are migrating from China, I would not sweat it. Yet.
I would be more worried about it being transferred from a human from over seas than a wood duck from your local swamp.


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I would concentrate on staying away from for-ane countrys more than I would worry bout that...

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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:31 pm

At the moment catching the diesese from birds in the US is darn near imposible. Only 16 or somthing have caught the diesese in Asia and these are people who have chicken pens in there cramped, damp living rooms.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:35 pm

i heard a rumor that it has shown up in Europe and that there is some convern that it may make it's way here via the Canada Goose population. probably just scare tactics and sensationalism by the media, but that's what i heard.
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Postby kiwismakebetterhunters » Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:38 pm

Swamp Puppy wrote: probably just scare tactics and sensationalism by the media.


:withstupid: Dangerous diesese epidemics sell well for the media.
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Postby jaysweet3 » Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:03 am

If I understand it most of the bird flu is found in pen raised birds. Guys like me who are members at an upland club would have more to worry about than hunting wild birds.
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