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82% ofIowa deer have Covid
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Contributors to this thread:
TooMany BowsBob 05-Nov-21
Chief 419 05-Nov-21
cnelk 05-Nov-21
Rickm 05-Nov-21
Missouribreaks 05-Nov-21
RIT 05-Nov-21
JohnMC 05-Nov-21
t-roy 05-Nov-21
Treeline 05-Nov-21
SB 05-Nov-21
drycreek 05-Nov-21
t-roy 05-Nov-21
trophyhill 05-Nov-21
Altizer 05-Nov-21
Ambush 05-Nov-21
SB 07-Nov-21
TREESTANDWOLF 07-Nov-21
Charlie Rehor 07-Nov-21
Shuteye 07-Nov-21
Aspen Ghost 07-Nov-21
WV Mountaineer 08-Nov-21
LINK 08-Nov-21
LTG 11 08-Nov-21
Matt 08-Nov-21
Snag 08-Nov-21
05-Nov-21
Just read an article that said that 82% of the deer in Iowa have Covid, but they can't transmit it to humans and the meat is still safe to eat. Oh boy! TMBB

From: Chief 419
05-Nov-21
If they would practice social distancing and wear a mask, there wouldn’t be a problem. Now that mandatory testing is required for a her of 100 or more, they’ll need to come out of the woods once a week for testing or get the vaccine. Either way, they’ll be hanging by their toes at the skinning shed.

From: cnelk
05-Nov-21
Covid promotes antler growth

From: Rickm
05-Nov-21
That settles it. I am not hunting Iowa deer this year!!

Course I don't have a tag, but still boycotting!

05-Nov-21
Hunters should use this to their advantage. A good reason to have access and hunting!

From: RIT
05-Nov-21
What testing did they use?

From: JohnMC
05-Nov-21
Let hope for all you Iowa deer hunters it causes them to loose their sense of smell.

From: t-roy
05-Nov-21
I want learn the stalking technique that these researchers are using to be able to get close enough to administer the Covid test!

From: Treeline
05-Nov-21
Duh. Corona viruses are endemic in all mammals. The common cold is just one of many. The test can’t differentiate between the variations. In humans or any other mammals. False positives that indicate “Covid”. FEAR tactics…

From: SB
05-Nov-21
So how are they nose swabbing all of these deer?.

From: drycreek
05-Nov-21
“So how are they nose swabbing all of these deer?” With great difficulty my friend, GREAT difficulty ! I think maybe Troy is roping and throwing them. He’s got plenty of time, having killed all of the best bucks anyway……..

From: t-roy
05-Nov-21
That ain’t happening, drycreek……I READ the “roping a deer” story!

05-Nov-21
I would just quarantine. In a tree with my bow…..

From: Altizer
05-Nov-21
They need vaccinated with a Douglas Fir shaft and a 160 grin VPA. I’ll volunteer to take care of one of those really older class bucks. The elderly are most at rise!

From: Ambush
05-Nov-21
Between, CWD, Covid, corn piles and Rage broadheads, there'll be no deer left!!

From: SB
07-Nov-21
Thats pretty much the scenario here Ambush. Havn't seen a single deer all year...anywhere! We now have more gun seasons than archery!

07-Nov-21
T-Roy for the win!

07-Nov-21
Never dreamed it would get over 80%.

From: Shuteye
07-Nov-21
Well doe in heat won't work and you don't have to worry about the wind direction.

From: Aspen Ghost
07-Nov-21
Something went completely wrong with the study if they are saying 82% had active Covid cases. My guess is the test is faulty.

08-Nov-21
With Covid, there is zero intent of getting it right.

From: LINK
08-Nov-21
Are they saying they have covid 19 or just covid. Covid has been going around the animal world for a long time and has very little to do with covid 19.

From: LTG 11
08-Nov-21
Guess where covid lives the longest? In the digestive track.

They use treated human "biosolids" as fertilizers, especially in the corn belt.

From: Matt
08-Nov-21
"Are they saying they have covid 19 or just covid. Covid has been going around the animal world for a long time and has very little to do with covid 19."

The study sought to identify COVID-19 antibodies, so not so much active infections but rather animals that had previously been infected and had developed an immune response. It used both PCR tests (which can be unreliable) as well as whole genome sequencing which was used to identify the specific COVID-19 variant. A couple of articles on the topic indicated the animals tested had antibodies for the same COVID-19 variants that were widely circulating through the human population in the same timeframe as when the animals were killed.

From: Snag
08-Nov-21
New meaning for “herd immunity”

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