Bird Flu and Wild Turkeys
As you all are likely aware a deadly strain of bird flu (HPAI or H5N2) is decimating domestic turkey farms across Minnesota. Impacted areas include Cottonwood, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lyon, Meeker, Nobles, Pope, Stearns and Watonwan counties. So far 21 farms have been infected and over 1.5 million domestic turkeys killed to prevent further spread. There have also been cases in a chicken facility in Jefferson County Wisconsin, as well as in North Dakota and northwest Iowa. With the advent of the 2015 wild turkey hunting season the NWTF has received several inquiries about the threat to wild turkeys and to hunters. The following information should be helpful.
MDH Recommended Precautions for Hunters:
In the field
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