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Beyond the number of licenses, the proposal aims to significantly expand the areas where fall turkey hunting is permitted.
There are 70 sites of confirmed avian flu infection in Minnesota as of Tuesday, May 10. The inventory of flocks diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is approaching 2.9 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is now at 2.1 million, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday, April 20, bringing the total infected sites in the state to 46.
Two more commercial turkey flocks — in Blue Earth and Meeker counties — were added to the growing list of confirmed avian flu sites in Minnesota as of Friday's noon update, bringing the statewide total to 40 sites and 1,939,067 birds affected.

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Minnesota is watching as hunters and the harvest increase, even as other states see fewer turkeys.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is 1.37 million as of Monday, April 11, 2022, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Seven additional infection sites were announced Monday after being diagnosed in the past several days.
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza is 1,017,568 as of Wednesday, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Six additional infection sites were announced Wednesday after being diagnosed April 5.
Morrison and Kandiyohi counties report additional sites Tuesday.
Kandiyohi County now has three commercial turkey flocks confirmed infected with avian flu. According to the Board of Animal Health's daily update posted online Monday, six more sites in Minnesota are listed as infected with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza, bringing the total to 13 sites, though one of those is not yet a confirmed diagnosis.
Two new avian flu infections reported Friday by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health bring Minnesota to seven total sites. Flocks in Stearns and Morrison counties were confirmed infected Thursday.

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The latest report of highly pathogenic avian influenza infection in Minnesota is a flock in Stearns County, a 24,000-bird commercial turkey operation.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza has been confirm in poultry flocks in Meeker and Mower counties in Minnesota.
Ferndale raises its turkeys free range and with no antibiotics, a rarity in the nation’s No. 1 turkey producing state. Birds will be outdoors from some time in April right up the big rush of processing right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

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