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Montana FWP 

Bird hunters should be aware of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds


Last updated 10/18/2023 at 6:26pm

Roger Dey

HELENA – Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus was first detected in wild birds and domestic poultry in Montana in spring 2022. While HPAI cases in wild birds did decline over the summer, there are detections of new cases in parts of the U.S., including Montana again this fall. HPAI viruses are extremely infectious and fatal to poultry and some species of wild birds.

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