deer diseases

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...

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Have You Heard About This New Tick Virus?

A new virus transmitted by ticks has been confirmed by medical researchers after about four years of investigation following the infection of two men in Missouri. The mysterious disease now called The Heartland Virus was announced July 22 in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Research suggests the virus can be transmitted...

Deer Managers Fighting the Battle Against CWD

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting Aug. 8 in Gainesville to discuss possible options for minimizing the risk of chronic wasting disease coming into Florida. The meeting is at the Paramount Plaza Hotel, 2900 S.W. 13th Street, Ballroom A/B, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to the public....

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Can CWD In Deer Be Controlled, Or Is It Here To Stay?

Ever since chronic wasting disease was discovered four decades ago, biologists and hunters have wondered if it can be eradicated, controlled or if it’s here to stay with further expansion in the United States. By Alan Clemons, Managing Editor Here in the Southeast we haven’t had CWD pop up in the white-tailed deer population....