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#11618173 - 05/22/16 12:46 PM Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs
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Saw on the news Canada,Minnesota are using zebra mussel sniffing dogs.
Wardens were at the boat ramps and the doge were sniffing the boats.
How long before they do it in Texas?

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#11618296 - 05/22/16 02:06 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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Sounds interesting wonder what the resolve is if the dog alerts zebra mussels ?

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#11618469 - 05/22/16 03:38 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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Never that would take time and money.

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#11618488 - 05/22/16 03:53 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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Originally Posted By: blooper961
Saw on the news Canada,Minnesota are using zebra mussel sniffing dogs.
Wardens were at the boat ramps and the doge were sniffing the boats.
How long before they do it in Texas?


Is Chris Fried going to be heading this?

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#11618601 - 05/22/16 05:19 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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Little bit late for prevention tactics isn't it .

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#11618690 - 05/22/16 06:18 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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Originally Posted By: blooper961
Saw on the news Canada,Minnesota are using zebra mussel sniffing dogs.
Wardens were at the boat ramps and the doge were sniffing the boats.
How long before they do it in Texas?


The photos on Bassmaster today from the Toyota Texas event showed a yellow lab in a kennel with a child standing beside it. It said the dog was used to sniff mussels. I thought it pretty amazing and then see your post. Seems Texas already is.

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#11619298 - 05/22/16 10:36 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: K.D.]
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
Originally Posted By: blooper961
Saw on the news Canada,Minnesota are using zebra mussel sniffing dogs.
Wardens were at the boat ramps and the doge were sniffing the boats.
How long before they do it in Texas?


The photos on Bassmaster today from the Toyota Texas event showed a yellow lab in a kennel with a child standing beside it. It said the dog was used to sniff mussels. I thought it pretty amazing and then see your post. Seems Texas already is.



We saw the dogs today, they were doing demonstrations hourly.
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#11620011 - 05/23/16 10:30 AM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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#11624740 - 05/25/16 06:21 AM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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Seems silly and a waste of time and money on TPWD
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#11624808 - 05/25/16 07:12 AM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: RedRanger]
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Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Seems silly and a waste of time and money on TPWD



Absolutely. Birds and flooding spread more than all other means and methods combined. I have no hard scientific proof, only common sense. The sky is falling.
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#11639831 - 06/01/16 10:14 AM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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Were these dogs once drug sniffing dogs in Colorado but with the new laws laid off and in need of work retrained & picked up by TPWD ?

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#11641473 - 06/01/16 09:07 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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I have a poodle than can sniff out bacon,.. woot

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#11641605 - 06/01/16 09:47 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: blooper961]
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Birds? I have seen no evidence of birds spreading zebras. Can you provide links or some other stories?

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#11642635 - 06/02/16 12:36 PM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: reelswift]
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Originally Posted By: reelswift
Sounds interesting wonder what the resolve is if the dog alerts zebra mussels ?
inpound the boat until dry. I know one of these I am going to get nailed. My livewells take a while to drain and I often head down the road with water dripping. Since I am taking the boat to the house where it sits until the next trip and not another lake I am confident that I am not spreading mussels.

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#11646616 - 06/04/16 08:16 AM Re: Zebra Mussell sniffing dogs [Re: texasflycaster]
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Originally Posted By: texasflycaster
Birds? I have seen no evidence of birds spreading zebras. Can you provide links or some other stories?


http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/zebra/zmis/zmishelp/means_of_zebra_mussel_dispersal.htm

Here are ways they can be spread. How ever you already seem to think it's irrational for a bird " that lands in water" not to be able to spread zebra muscles... Makes sense.

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