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    Possum poison transferral to game risks

    Anybody know about the health risks of DoC possum poison transferral to humans? Will pigs eat the dead possum? Assuming that doesn't kill the pig if a hunter then kills the pig and consumes it what are the health risks?

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    I guess it depends on which poison (which you do know) and the dose (which you don't know) the animal has taken. But DoC gives a buffer distance on their website (its different for deer as it is for pig etc etc) and does not recommend the taking of animals within this area (and that area which actually got the poison). I haven't hunted in areas with 1080 drop but I know some people do. Depends how much of a risk taker you are haha.
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    This is poison put in bait stations by the public on behalf of DoC in our area.

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    Pigs can take on board quite a large quantity of poisoned possum before it affects them. I would stay clear of eating the internal organs and have heard that you would need to eat the whole pig in one sitting for a human to be affected.
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    Bait stations will probably be Cyanide or Brodificoum.

    Brodificoum is residual and will build up in the body of pigs in non lethal does, so I wouldn't eat any game where that has been used. For a at least 10 years.
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    I'll dig deeper and find exactly what it is. I found this on Doc website
    The Department’s policy for using second-generation anticoagulants prohibits the use of brodifacoum on public conservation land for possum control or for rat control in areas where pigs are present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Bait stations will probably be Cyanide or Brodificoum.

    Brodificoum is residual and will build up in the body of pigs in non lethal does, so I wouldn't eat any game where that has been used. For a at least 10 years.
    That is the shit that is being used around here. If a farm dog picked a carcuss up and ate it, would it be a gonner??
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    Off the same document:
    Domestic animals are at risk and owners are advised not to allow animals access to areas where they may come into contact with brodifacoum baits or poisoned carcasses. Feral and domestic non-target deaths (cats, pigs and sheep) have been reported following both bait station and aerial applications of brodifacoum. Surveys of feral animals have shown that extensive contamination has occurred where there has been sustained use of brodifacoum.

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    thanks johnino
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    You should call your local DOC office
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    Down this way if you don't hunt DOC land that has been previously poisoned, you don't hunt.
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    Yeah just found out it is Brodifacoum that's being spread around by well intentioned neighbours under doc's guidance. I emailed Graff Boys about it if they have any advice. Sad to think we humt wild food thinking we are eating healthy organic food untouched by chemicals and yet doc is poisoning us without us knowing.


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    I can see how sheep get killed, all would take the coon to knock the bait out of the station and fall on the ground.

    Makes you wonder why cockies allow the shit on there land but the speach the pricks told us was pretty convincing but yes I have run off topic again. Sorry johnino but helpful advice.Thanks
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    Problem with the stuff is it doesn't disappear. It's cumulative like cyanide. It stays in your system. Maybe I'm over reacting. We ate the chops tonight. We're still here. Just pisses me off.


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