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#5656581 - 03/18/15 11:19 AM 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/18/us/idaho-snow-geese-deaths/index.html

(CNN). Idaho wildlife officials have retrieved 2,000 dead snow geese that fell from the sky this week.

The birds, whose carcasses were collected over the weekend, appear to have died of avian cholera, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Tuesday. "The migratory birds were on the return leg of their migration from the southwestern United States and Mexico to their breeding grounds on the northern coast of Alaska," said Steve Schmidt, a regional supervisor.

They died near Dubois, Terreton and Roberts -- all in the eastern part of the state.

It's unclear where the geese picked the bacteria from, but authorities are scrambling to ensure that other birds don't feed on the carcasses and spread the disease."The important thing is to quickly collect as many of the carcasses as possible, to prevent other birds from feeding on the infected birds," Schmidt said.

"Biologists observed about 20 eagles in the vicinity of some of the carcasses. Because of a delayed incubation period it is uncertain where these eagles might be located, if and when the avian cholera affects them."

Though the official lab results are not out, officials said the cause of death points to avian cholera.

Humans are not considered at high risk of getting the disease, according to U.S. health officials.
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#5656619 - 03/18/15 11:30 AM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
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Very sad. Is it going to effect the population in anyway.
I am worried about poor eagles.

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#5656671 - 03/18/15 11:50 AM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
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Cholera beef jerky
Have some!
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#5656686 - 03/18/15 11:58 AM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
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lock em up, and throw away the key!!!
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#5656716 - 03/18/15 12:11 PM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
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There's no limit on snows right now guys, even for cholera
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#5665335 - 03/23/15 12:46 PM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
Yardboy Offline
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Registered: 03/03/15
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Jeff Foiles introduced me to avian choleta. They're both rude band jumping yankees...especially AC.

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#5665340 - 03/23/15 12:49 PM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
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Registered: 03/03/15
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They invited me up for an early summer pellet gun hunt, but I'm not sure if I want to go.

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#5665346 - 03/23/15 12:54 PM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
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Only one state they could have picked it up from......... Oklahoma
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#5665624 - 03/23/15 03:37 PM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
matpk Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
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aim aim

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I have four pellet guns ready. Take me along and i will bear all Expences.... banana

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#5667533 - 03/24/15 05:57 PM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
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The forecast for the snows has been doom and gloom for years and yet somehow they just keep growing in population. Is there really anything that can get the numbers back in line with carrying capacity other than disease or starvation die offs?
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#5667877 - 03/24/15 08:43 PM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
Yardboy Offline
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Registered: 03/03/15
Posts: 150
I wouldn't mind shooting some RPG's into a few thousand of those white devils. Think that would help?

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#5680639 - 04/02/15 12:10 AM Re: 2000 Snow Geese killed by Avian Cholera [Re: aerangis]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 102
Loc: Nueces County, TX
They should keep the no bag limit rule through regular season as well!
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