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Birds Shot in Mexico Not Allowed into U.S. Due to Avian Flu Concerns

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August 03, 2012

Birds Shot in Mexico Not Allowed into U.S. Due to Avian Flu Concerns

By Chad Love

Planning on bird or duck hunting in Mexico any time soon? If so, heads up: there are apparently new rules in place that prohibit American hunters from bringing back any birds shot in Mexico. Why? Fears of avian flu, according to this story in http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/aug/02/mexico-no-place-hunters-fishe... " target="_blank">the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Mexico’s problem with bird flu has forced the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue a declaration that hunters may not bring any dead birds back into the U.S. after hunting in Mexico. If you shoot it, you better eat it there or give it away. Huey Lyons of Lyons & O’Haver Taxidermy said a veterinarian from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited his La Mesa shop recently and told him he can’t take any birds in that were shot in Mexico. It applies to doves, quail, pheasants, ducks and geese. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the new regulation.

Thoughts? Reaction? Is this going to affect anyone's plans?

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from smccardell wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Ok so wait... who is stopping the live waterfowl when they fly back up north? Seems to me this is a STUPID move. Just saying...

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

So what's the decision if you shoot it in Mexico, and it drops dead in he USA? Do you get to keep it?

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from smccardell wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

Ok so wait... who is stopping the live waterfowl when they fly back up north? Seems to me this is a STUPID move. Just saying...

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from Sayfu wrote 1 year 36 weeks ago

So what's the decision if you shoot it in Mexico, and it drops dead in he USA? Do you get to keep it?

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