Tuberculosis found in MI deer

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  1. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...unters-warned-bovine-tuberculosis/1598478002/

    Don't be making out with your dead deer, if you live in Michigan...
     
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    ripline Elite Refuge Member

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    There have been warnings and educational information in the MI deer hunting regs as long as I can remember.
     
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    Yup. This is nothing new. There is a 4 county TB zone in the North East Lower Peninsula. It’s been like that for as long as I can remember.
     
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    Any idea why it’s been going on so long? Much like CWD where it’s hard to track? I’d really never heard of this before now, but I don’t know why I would have. I’ve never deer hunted further north than TN.
     
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    Not just that, TB can also spread to other internal organs like the liver and spleen. Wear gloves when gutting a deer if you're in an area where TB is a . problem. (Probably a good idea to wear gloves whenever your gutting any deer)

    Way back when I was in College we got a bear from a local zoo, the bear was old and it was thought to have died of natural causes (old age), we were doing a necropsy. The teacher was parceling out parts for examination, one of my classmates was examining the spleen and it didn't look "right", he took it to the professor who looked at it and turned a ghostly white color. He called all the parts back in. The bear had died of TB, not only did he have it in his lungs, but also in several organs. We all had to be tested for TB, luckily no one got it.
     
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    We had a soldier get it when deployed. He was put on medicine, and it messed him all up.
     
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    The tb has been in MI for many, many years. There is also cwd. The DNR finally came to their senses and will be banning baiting in 2019. OMG how is deer hunter going to shoot deer without being able to stare at a pile of sugar beats.?..
     
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    Good to know that it's being mentioned again, as the others said it's been there a while. Not like arkie CWD unreported for years.
     

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