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Hunter Harvested Game Birds Blocked from Entry to US Due to Avian Flu Restrictions

US hunters cannot bring home game birds harvested while hunting in Canada and Mexico due to restrictions by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) aimed at preventing the spread of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza. The prohibition applies to both unmounted trophy imports and raw meat from game birds. APHIS is

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Trophy Import Bans

Recently, the Finnish government submitted a proposal in the national Parliament to ban the importation into Finland of hunting trophies for all CITES Appendix I species as well as African elephant, argali, southern white rhinoceros, polar bear, African lion, and hippopotamus.

The proposal mirrors similar efforts in other European countries but is particularly troubling because Finland is and traditionally always has been a strong supporter of sustainable use hunting and related wildlife issues.

SCI, along with many others, will continue to fight against these ill-conceived, emotionally based import bans. Same Fight, New Location! #StandWithSCI #firstforhunters
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Trophy Import Bans

Recently, the Finnish government submitted a proposal in the national Parliament to ban the importation into Finland of hunting trophies for all CITES Appendix I species as well as African elephant, argali, southern white rhinoceros, polar bear, African lion, and hippopotamus.  

The proposal mirrors similar efforts in other European countries but is particularly troubling because Finland is and traditionally always has been a strong supporter of sustainable use hunting and related wildlife issues.  

SCI, along with many others, will continue to fight against these ill-conceived, emotionally based import bans. Same Fight, New Location! #StandWithSCI #FirstForHunters

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I thought the Finns were hunters!

This will cause the extinction of the African wild Animals. No incentive for Conservation.

IDIOTS! The liberals (commies) take propaganda and lies and run with it trying to force their ultra misguided ideas on everyone and do much more harm than good, then they virtue signal.

Damn… the FINNS for CHRISSAKE!?

Stupidity at its worst!

Can’t ban pictures!

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BREAKING NEWS: US hunters cannot bring home game birds harvested while hunting in Canada due to restrictions by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) aimed at preventing the spread of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza.

The prohibition applies to both unmounted trophy imports and raw meat from game birds.

Read more here: safariclub.org/hunter-harvested-game-birds-blocked-from-entry-to-us-due-to-avian-flu-restrictions/
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BREAKING NEWS: US hunters cannot bring home game birds harvested while hunting in Canada due to restrictions by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) aimed at preventing the spread of a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza. 

The prohibition applies to both unmounted trophy imports and raw meat from game birds. 

Read more here: https://safariclub.org/hunter-harvested-game-birds-blocked-from-entry-to-us-due-to-avian-flu-restrictions/

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Millions of these birds from Canada eventually end up in the United States. But if they have their little birdie Covid mask on, it’ll be on. They have been flying south for millions of years.

Better they fly over the border than come back in sealed plastic bags . . .

As if the Canadian outfitting industry hasn’t been hit hard enough already. It never ends.

All this is going to do is lead to mass wanton waste. It’s more fuel for the antis. The most preposterous part is the overwhelming vast majority of these birds will make it to the US anyways.

So are they just putting up one giant dome over Canada so nothing can come to the US and Mexico?

Honestly, where's the science in this? Millions of these birds migrate into the US....with their perceived disease....and will be shot by the millions of us US sportsmen and women. What does it matter if the bird is taken in Canada or the US? It's still the same friggin' bird! They then migrate to Mexico, only to migrate back into the US heading back north! It's sheer stupidity!

As I understand it, It’s only prohibited to bring em back when hunting within or transiting certain zones in Canada. The overall size of restricted zones is pretty small. Just plan accordingly or check with your Outfitter.

Look at the specific restricted zones and make your plans accordingly. The restrictions do not apply to all of Canada.

I hunt about 1 mile from the Canadian border. I'll just hunt late season and wait for them to fly down. Problem solved.

This may be the most incompetent decision of all time.

I know they fly into the United States but only the ones with passports and proper immunizations.

To those waterfowl hunters make sure you know what is done with your birds your not taking back with you. If they are wasted in any part you can and will be held liable yourself.

Well how about shutting down all the refuges in the US and Canada? This would help spread the birds out, instead of making them congregate in mass numbers if they are really wanting to slow down the spread. A dead bird is never going to come in contact with a live bird again. How does stopping people from bringing them home to eat do this?

Are they still allowed to fly across the border? Maybe they'll be shot if they try? Or sent to Mexico to wait for their papers to be processed. This is beyond stupid when it comes to migratory birds.

Good thing the birds aren’t migrating south. Could cause chaos

Well that will cut a lot of hunters from going to Canada, the stupid part of this is you can't shoot the bird in Canada and bring it across the border, but the bird can fly across the border and then be legally harvested by hunters here in America.

It’s a good thing that birds never fly across the border by themselves…

I’m going to Alaska and greenland this coming season in hopes to finish all the birds I’m trying to harvest, I have 3 I need and I’ll have them all mounted. Everyone is talking about Canada. I wonder if these trips I have planned will effect me? Or any loopholes? Perhaps freeze them and stick them in a cooler and just hope it doesn’t get checked??

Based on the migration habits of waterfowl, this has to be the decision of a committee full of “Dumb and Dumber” members. Don’t worry lads and lasses, well send tons down to you.

Good grief….couldn’t read anything more ridiculous but here this is

The same birds will be migrating in to the US and hunted and eaten here. BRILLIANT

Hmm...Cause you know these birds Migrate from Canada to Arkansas every year right.... BREAKING NEWS: Migrating birds will need a vaccination card to cross Canada/U.S border. The lack of common sense here is hurting my brain. Really guys?

We live in a new era of Litigation, Liability and Due Diligence. Any politician, bureaucrat or lawmaker if asked "what if....", they will quickly create a new rule, law or restriction so that they are no longer responsible for "what if". Common sense does not matter so long as such person of authority has lawfully done their due diligence and now they are no longer responsible for any negative outcome.

T.J. Schwanky ya our Canadian outfitters didn't need another blow. My question to you as someone who has hunted internationally, how much Ibex or Giraffe meat came back with you to the Calgary Airport. You have probably feasted on wild game in the 4 corners of the earth but unfortunately are not able to bring it home with you. That being said a group of 4 hunters from Tennessee come up to Central Saskatchewan or Alberta for a week. Shoot 200 snow geese, 60 Canada's, 64 Mallards. How many of these birds make it home with them?? These birds would all need to be frozen whole with wing attached for identification for their couple day drive home. Being able to take home goose sausage or jerky etc would be easier but currently against the law.

Spend your money in the US there is plenty of hunting right here and our 50 states

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AMERICAN CONSERVATION IS UNDER ATTACK!

Recently, Congressman Andrew Clyde (GA-R) introduced the RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act.

This bill would eliminate a primary funding source for state fish and wildlife agencies. Since 1937, The Pittman-Robertson Act has put $15 billion towards wildlife conservation, hunter recruitment, construction of public shooting ranges and other activities. In fact, the excise tax directed by Pittman-Robertson generated more than $1 billion in funding last year alone.

Use the link below and OPPOSE this Anti-Conservation Bill in Congress Now!
act.safariclub.org/pAsJ8uF
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AMERICAN CONSERVATION IS UNDER ATTACK! 

Recently, Congressman Andrew Clyde (GA-R) introduced the RETURN (Repealing Excise Tax on Unalienable Rights Now) our Constitutional Rights Act.  

This bill would eliminate a primary funding source for state fish and wildlife agencies.  Since 1937, The Pittman-Robertson Act has put $15 billion towards wildlife conservation, hunter recruitment, construction of public shooting ranges and other activities.  In fact, the excise tax directed by Pittman-Robertson generated more than $1 billion in funding last year alone. 

Use the link below and OPPOSE this Anti-Conservation Bill in Congress Now! 
https://act.safariclub.org/pAsJ8uF

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Our constitutional rights shouldn't be taxed

Good grief. . . what fresh hell is this for the hunting/fishing community and the preservation of land?

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