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EHD 2017
Illinois
Contributors to this thread:
bumpinblaze4x4 26-Sep-17
Dusktildawn 26-Sep-17
1boonr 26-Sep-17
DozRdeer2 26-Sep-17
DozRdeer2 27-Sep-17
bumpinblaze4x4 28-Sep-17
DozRdeer2 28-Sep-17
Franzen 29-Sep-17
Edge Hunter 03-Oct-17
Lynn Wilcox 03-Oct-17
Edge Hunter 04-Oct-17
Lynn Wilcox 04-Oct-17
Lynn Wilcox 04-Oct-17
26-Sep-17
With the current drought hitting a lot of the midwest, does anyone have any first hand encounters with suspect EHD cases? Please no hearsay, just factual evidence. I'm extremely worried since we've only had .25" of rain in the last month here in Bureau County. Spoke with my local CPO last week and he hadn't heard of any cases. As of early september i still had most known bucks showing up on camera.

From: Dusktildawn
26-Sep-17
I've been out scouting and haven't come across any carcasses yet. Many ponds and sloughs are rock hard dirt and creeks are dried up. Looks like mother nature is going to throw us a bone and we will get some rain and a nice cold front for the opener. Best of luck to all and keep it safe!

From: 1boonr
26-Sep-17
we need an early hard frost or two

From: DozRdeer2
26-Sep-17
As of early September, there had been only 6 calls reporting possible EHD deaths, statewide. Biologists were to report all of their citizen reports of suspected EHD by the end of this month. I had a single report of 2 dead deer from Fulton County. We should know more by the end of next week. Tom

From: DozRdeer2
27-Sep-17
To-date, 26 dead deer have been reported by citizens from 11 Illinois counties -- according to a news release which goes out today. Tom

28-Sep-17
Thank you. Anything from Bureau/Putnam/LaSalle counties?

From: DozRdeer2
28-Sep-17
Nothing reported from those three counties ... so far. The news release will generate more reports, and figures will likely be updated at the end of each month until a hard frost kills the insect vector. Tom

From: Franzen
29-Sep-17
Surprisingly I've heard nothing. Seems like it would be somewhat prevalent this year. I don't get a lot of time to get in the woods to investigate myself (til season maybe). Having said that, the population where I do a lot of hunting just isn't really all that high such that you would take notice. If you have 50 deer per sq. mile and 20 die, odds are that won't go unnoticed. If you have 15 and 6 die, well that could easily fly under the radar.

From: Edge Hunter
03-Oct-17
We found a dead 9 point buck in the middle of a bean field Sunday in Wabash county. He had been there for a few days. I did not do an autopsy, but he was a casualty of hunting.

From: Lynn Wilcox
03-Oct-17
"We found a dead 9 point buck in the middle of a bean field Sunday"..... "was a casualty of hunting."..... "He had been there for a few days"

Wasn't Sunday opening day ???

From: Edge Hunter
04-Oct-17
Hey Lynn, I left out the word "not" . "... not a casualty of hunting." That makes a big difference. Proof reading is not my strong suit. If I thought it, I see it.

From: Lynn Wilcox
04-Oct-17
Ahhh....that sounds better......8^)

From: Lynn Wilcox
04-Oct-17
Ahhh....that sounds better......8^)

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