Unfortunately, there are many possibilities for hunters to get sick while they are in pursuit of their prey. This is true no matter what country a hunter is in. In order to help you protect yourself from some of the sicknesses that can be encounter in the great outdoors, we recommend you take all the necessary precautions so that you and your party remain safe and so that game is the only thing you bring back with you from your hunt. This post lists some threats to hunters and how you can protect yourself and your party.
Among the most common types of diseases that hunters are likely to encounter are those that are spread by mosquitoes. One illness that has been getting a lot of attention lately is the West Nile virus. This virus is spread by mosquitoes but originates in birds. Mosquitoes feed on the birds and then spread the virus to humans by feeding on the humans, mixing the blood types. For this reason, we highly recommend that you always bring plenty of bug spray to protect yourself from mosquitoes that may be hunting you as you stalk your prey.
Another disease that hunters sometimes encounter is Brucellosis. Brucellosis is a bacterial infection that is typically spread from animal to animal as they feed on one another. This is why you should take special care when dealing with hunted meat. The kill must be cleaned and cooked properly to professional specifications. Hand washing is also a must. You can find recipes as well as exact instructions on handling your kill online.
Finally, Lyme disease is a common illness for outdoors-people. This is an illness that may affect joints and bones, creating the possibility of skin and nervous system problems as well. Hunters can protect themselves in several ways from this and other diseases by:
- Using insect repellant
- Checking clothing and skin often
- Removing ticks with tweezers the moment they are noticed.
- Avoid hunting when ill. Your immune system is likely to be compromised.
- Not eating or drinking while cleaning wild fowl or game
- If any abnormalities are seen in the chest or abdominal cavity of the carcass, consider disposing of the entire carcass
- Not eating raw or undercooked meat.
- Making sure that hunting dogs are up-to-date on their vaccines
Despite these dangers that every hunter can encounter wherever he or she goes, Argentina waterfowl hunting and Argentina Wing shooting can be safe and fun when the proper precautions are taken before, during and after the hunt.