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.
Understanding wind currents and thermals in hilly, broken terrain can often be incredibly frustrating. I've found that collecting and storing milkweed seed pods during the late summer has made me a better hunter in the bluff country that I hunt. These little feather like seed dispersers will float on the lightest of air currents and will show you what the wind is not only doing right at you're location but more importantly down range. I like to use the off season to float them...