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Old 03-13-2006, 01:01 PM
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With the threat of the Bird Flu coming to the US, do you think you will hunt birds less this year. I don't want to hunt any less but I am concerned.
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:17 PM
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Im not worried about it, ill hunt just as much as always DNR and many wildlife Organizations have info on the stuff thats good to know Good luck hunten
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:35 PM
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I'm not worried about it.
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:44 AM
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I will not hunt less but may take some precautions when dealing with birds.
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Old 03-15-2006, 05:37 PM
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Can you get this flu from holding birds? what bout the dogs? they will get domilished if they get it from holding the birds...[X(]i dont think this looks good
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:33 AM
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From everything I've seen and read, I feel a bit more unsure of the domestic fowl than wild fowl.

I'll continue to follow what the USFWS has to say, but unless they change their tune right now (unwilling to say no risk to hunters, but willing to say the risk is low), I'll be going out.

Good luck,
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:26 AM
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I think we might have to some birds
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:10 PM
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I wont be hunting as much! Maybe if it was the "ELk flu" I'd continue hunting but not for waterfowl. I guess I could just give the birds to my hunting partner to eat! He's pretty gung - ho about bird hunting and I dont think he will quit.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:10 PM
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Just wondering if any waterfowlers have heard anything from their state or provincial wildlife departments if duck/goose hunting will be cancelled to reduce the spread of bird flu into the general population.
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:44 AM
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I doubt that they will stop the season, I mean youthink they would want us to shoot 'em up!! I don't know if animals can get it, and it's not like CWD where you can still eat the meat as long as you don't screw with the backbone/ spinal area........guess I have some research to do!!
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