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    Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Reg 3

    Just happened to be reading over the Regs the other day and noticed that the BC Gov't is requesting hunters submit ungulates heads for testing of Bovine Tuberculosis in three MU's in Region 3, one of which I happen to hunt. (totally missed reading this when the regs came out last year - woops)

    What would cause the gov't to want to test deer, elk and moose heads for BT in these specific MU's? The last few years I've seen a major influx in the number of cattle the Rancher in the area lets graze and he definitely allows them to graze outside of his designated permitted area. I used to see maybe a couple dozen at most, but last year there was at least triple that amount and they were showing up on cameras that I've had setup for years, where they never showed up before and they just devoured all the food. It has subsequently corresponded with a pretty quick drop in deer numbers I used to see in the area and I'm actually considering throwing in the towel on this MU as a result.

    But does anyone know if this is just a case of gov't Bio's being aware of the influx of cattle in the area and wanting to take preventative measures to ensure no BT breaks out? What's the catalyst to test for BT in these specific MU's?
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    Re: Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Reg 3

    I looked into this last year sent an email to the biologists in that area it is because some cattle that range in these areas tested positive for bovine so they are requesting heads to see if it has crossed over to wild animals.

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    Re: Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Reg 3

    She said the risk is low ,but hunters need to be aware of the signs symptoms of the disease and to use caution field dressing animals in those areas.

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    Re: Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Reg 3

    To answer your question,

    think Douglas lake cattle company,Gang ranch etc.

    These MUs will directly coincide with large scale cattle operations.
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    Re: Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Reg 3

    Harvest The Land . Could you please post the MU’s . I harvested a deer in Region 3 in October of 2020 the head is gone
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    Re: Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Reg 3

    Better be safe than sorry.
    I'll be checking for sure.
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    Re: Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Reg 3

    Quote Originally Posted by 139grainsofhell View Post
    I looked into this last year sent an email to the biologists in that area it is because some cattle that range in these areas tested positive for bovine so they are requesting heads to see if it has crossed over to wild animals.
    Great info GrainsofHell. Well that would explain it. Thanks for the insight on that. Friggin' cows and shit everywhere in some areas now

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Lake View Post
    Harvest The Land . Could you please post the MU’s . I harvested a deer in Region 3 in October of 2020 the head is gone
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    You bet - its specifically for MU's 3-12, 3-19, 3-20 (page 42)
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    Re: Bovine Tuberculosis Testing for Reg 3

    HTL Thank You !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvest the Land View Post
    Great info GrainsofHell. Well that would explain it. Thanks for the insight on that. Friggin' cows and shit everywhere in some areas now



    You bet - its specifically for MU's 3-12, 3-19, 3-20 (page 42)
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