U.S. government reverses course, won’t let Canadian game birds into U.S. – Duluth News Tribune | News, weather, and sports from Duluth, Minnesota

In a reversal from a statement made last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture now says no wild birds harvested by hunters in Canada will be allowed into the U.S. due to the possible spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza.

“Hunter-harvested unprocessed wild game bird meat/carcasses, originating from or transiting Canada, will not be permitted to enter the United States regardless of the Canadian province from which the bird was harvested,’’ the agency’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service said in a statement released Sept. 2.

“APHIS is aware of the impact this will have on hunting season and will provide updates if new information is received.“

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