deer diseases

Deer Numbers Fall Due to EHD, Fewer Tags

Total firearm deer harvest for the nine-day 2013 November firearm season was 36,882, a 21 percent decline from 2012. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission eliminated approximately 87,000 permits and bonus tags in 2013 in response to the epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) outbreak of 2012. A significant reduction in harvest was expected. Harvest totals...

EHD Strikes, State Finally Confirms

An outbreak of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has been ongoing again this year in white-tailed deer in Illinois, though not as severe or extensive as in 2012. More than 400 deer mortalities have been reported from 51 counties as of September 30, according to data compiled by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). ...

Chronic Wasting Disease is fatal to deer and now is in more than two dozen states and Canadian provinces.

Don’t Bring That Deer Back in This State

Florida hunters planning to hunt deer, moose or elk out of state this year need to be aware of certain laws and regulations aimed at preventing chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the state. CWD is a contagious, neurological disease that has been found in captive and wild cervids (white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose...

Montana deer

EHD Outbreak May Affect Hunting Opportunities

Concern about white-tailed deer populations plummeting from an ongoing disease in north central Montana is colliding with the state’s general deer season that starts Oct. 26. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, EHD, is currently widespread in Montana, including Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4. For hunters the concern has been, will there be any whitetails left....

EHD Not Expected to Impact Deer on Long-Term Basis

Biologists with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are assuring the public that the outbreak of hemorrhagic disease in western North Carolina in 2012 will not result in a long-term decline in the area’s deer population, even in areas affected the most severely in 2012 — Caldwell, Surry and Wilkes counties. The deer herd...

Blacktail Deer Oregon

What’s Killing These Deer Again?

A disease that last affected large numbers of black-tailed deer 10 years ago is believed to be the cause of another outbreak. Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife believe that adenovirus has killed several black-tailed deer found dead in a few Jackson County communities. The virus occurs naturally. Officials told the...

Second Deer Lottery Results Available

North Dakota’s second deer lottery has been held and individual results are available on the State Game and Fish Department website. While slightly more than 1,000 antlerless deer licenses were still available after the second lottery, all of them are in units 3F1, 3F2 and 4F in the southwestern part of the state, where...

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Can You Bring That Deer Back Home After the Hunt?

Wildlife biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have implemented new rules in an effort to increase Arkansas’s defenses against chronic wasting disease. This disease is more commonly known as CWD. The ailment, which has no known cure, has taken a heavy toll on deer and the tradition of deer hunting in other...