Tularemia is a serious bacterial infection which causes a rash, fever, and later septicemia (bacteria invasion of the blood), and infection of the joints and heart valves. It can also cause meningitis pneumonia, and osteomyelitis (bone infection).
The purpose of avoiding contact with rabbits in the summertime is because this is when ticks, mosquitos and fleas, which are vectors for the infection, are most active. Treatment for tularemia involves intensive antibiotic therapy.
YEAH that stuff is definitely no fun I had it a few years back and it was BAD. The docs caught it early on and I was able to avoid the hospital but I spent 3 days on the can before we found out what it was. Mine messed up my digestive system for a while I couldn't keep anything down. Antibiotics knocked it out within a week or so.
How many of you out there keep a journal of your hunting trips or outings? I started to about 20 years ago and then moved them from a journal to a story that I will send out to my friends so that they can enjoy the time as well. I'll aslo put into the journal the scouting trips that go along with the hunts of limited or once in a lifetime hunts.
I have found that if you buy a small notebook that fits into your shirt pocket and take it with you when you head out is the...