West Nile Virus Not Transmitted by Consuming Wild Game
Thanks for this post. I was wondering just this same question after it was reported on the local news that there have been 7 birds found to be infected with WNV this past week. We have had barrels of rain this season and skeeters are overwhelming in the woods and swamps that I hunt.
I'll feel much better about eating those Doves and Quails that I hope to shoot in a few weeks.
Every year my Pro-Staff and I head to the woods to hunt the old wise Tom. We travel thousands of miles covering numerous states hunting these old guys. Lots of times we end up hunting public lands or private property that have been hunted already. That’s the last thing you want to hear when you just traveled 6 hours that someone else has already hunted the property. We had to come up with a game plan and one real fast.
The first thing we did was ask the farmer were they usually see the birds in...