Waterfowling's Hidden Danger from an old duck hunter

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2008/10/07 21:41:14 (permalink)

Waterfowling's Hidden Danger from an old duck hunter

Thirty one years ago I was duck hunting a set of beaver ponds in WV, I remember the day well because I called in a flock of red heads and shot one, that was my first duck.
 
Unfortunately, I picked up a nasty little parasite from that beaver pond that cost me 55 pounds in 7 days. I missed the entire WV trout season because of it.
 
So, limit hand to mouth activity, eating, tobacco whatever, especially in areas where beavers are present. Keep some Purell or antbiotic wipes and USE them .
 
I grew up in a culture of rabbit hunting and then deer hunting but I can say with certainty that a flock of ducks coming in, riding the wind from a Canadian front is geometrically the most difficult and rewarding shot in hunting.
 
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    pghmarty
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    RE: Waterfowling's Hidden Danger from an old duck hunter 2008/10/08 00:14:13 (permalink)
    I was in grade school back in Bradford when a lot of people were stricken with Giardia-
    more often called BEAVER FEVER
    The water reservoir was contaminated.

    The noxious gas and black fluids running out were quite a treat.
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    RE: Waterfowling's Hidden Danger from an old duck hunter 2008/10/09 16:13:41 (permalink)
    Sometimes I get Beaver Fever, my wife helps me cure it though.
     
    On a serious note, thanks for the tip.

    Better too far back, than too far forward.
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