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Old 06-19-2019, 12:32 PM
jrowan jrowan is offline
 
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Originally Posted by 270person View Post
Rabbits can carry tularemia. General rule of thumb when I was back in Sask was not to eat one killed in any month without an R in it. Old wives tale? Maybe but I'd rather not test it myself.

http://https://open.alberta.ca/publications/tularemia

Shotgun slugs are ok to 100 yds but wouldn't be my first choice. Your mileage may vary.

On the positive side having slugs on board is decent defence against a grizzly....If you manage to get a shot off. You'll likely still get gnawed a little but he'll be sporting a major league headache while he's chewing.
If you're worried:

Heat kills F. tularensis, so cook meat to the right temperature a minimum of 165 F (73.8 C) for ground meat and game meat to make it safe to eat.
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