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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). ...

At Least 400 Deer Dead Due to EHD

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that lab results received Monday show that white-tailed deer deaths, first reported in the Missoula Valley in mid-September, can be attributed to epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD). Nearly 400 dead deer have been reported since the September outbreak began, and FWP sent in samples from several dozen deer for...

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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...

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...

EHD Discovered, More Dead Deer Expected

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health announced that epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) has been confirmed in a white-tailed deer in Muskegon County. This is the first Michigan county confirmed to have EHD hit this fall. The disease is caused by a virus that...

A buck with hemorrhagic disease, which is caused by a virus and affects a deer's ability to eat and breathe. (Photo: Bob Funke/Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism)

Summer Deer Disease Gaining Traction Throughout United States

Hemorrhagic disease, spread by a virus and commonly seen during hot summer months, appears to be spreading more rapidly throughout the United States. Hemorrhagic disease is caused by the caused by the EHD virus (EHDV) and bluetongue virus (BTV). The virus can affect deer, sheep and cows, and is believed caused by a biting...

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Michigan Retailers Feeling the Bite of EHD

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, is an acute, infectious, viral disease found in wild ruminants like whitetail deer. It is spread by the bite of a tiny fly called a midge, and is usually fatal to the infected deer within a couple of weeks after its transmission. This year, because of an unusually mild...