USDA bans import of harvested game birds from Canada

buckbull

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Oh man. I have a buddy that goes up there for a month every fall chasing ducks. I bet he is livid.
 

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Many years ago when there was an outbreak of Newcastle disease in chickens, we could only bring cooked quail & pheasant meat back from Mexico. We hunted Mexico & Baja a lot for quail & pheasants and we spent a lot of evenings around our campfire cooking meat and getting it on ice so we could bring it home.
 

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Like they won’t migrate here anyway…
Exactly,

I would venture it is pretty easy to prove a dead bird in a cooler is tremendously less likely to pass a disease than one flying down from Canada. It is absolutely ridiculous to pass this ban. It doesn't affect me directly but I wanted to pass the word because this isn't the first or the last time our government has tried to stop the transport of game.
 

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Exactly,

I would venture it is pretty easy to prove a dead bird in a cooler is tremendously less likely to pass a disease than one flying down from Canada. It is absolutely ridiculous to pass this ban. It doesn't affect me directly but I wanted to pass the word because this isn't the first or the last time our government has tried to stop the transport of game.
Wait until you read about an article covering attacks on Pittman Robertson that I am about to post...
 

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I got an email today saying it has been revised. Basically, the head, neck, viscera, feet, one wing, feathers, and skin have to be removed. Only one wing with feathers for ID of species attached to the skinless carcass in sealed bags inside a sealed container can cross. It must be frozen or chilled. The way I read it, if you want to get one mounted it must be finished before crossing. That's what the gist of the email said.
 

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I got an email today saying it has been revised. Basically, the head, neck, viscera, feet, one wing, feathers, and skin have to be removed. Only one wing with feathers for ID of species attached to the skinless carcass in sealed bags inside a sealed container can cross. It must be frozen or chilled. The way I read it, if you want to get one mounted it must be finished before crossing. That's what the gist of the email said.
That's improvement I guess. At least a guy can bring home meat to make jerky lol. It still makes no sense.