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EHD outbreak
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Wildan2 10-Oct-21
Pat Lefemine 10-Oct-21
Al Dente Laptop 11-Oct-21
Letmgrow 11-Oct-21
No Mercy 11-Oct-21
rock50 11-Oct-21
goyt 11-Oct-21
Brotsky 11-Oct-21
montnatom 11-Oct-21
Al Dente Laptop 11-Oct-21
t-roy 11-Oct-21
Korey Wolfe 11-Oct-21
No Mercy 11-Oct-21
Rob in VT 11-Oct-21
montnatom 12-Oct-21
Saphead 12-Oct-21
No Mercy 13-Oct-21
Dakota 14-Oct-21
SBH 14-Oct-21
Jon Simoneau 14-Oct-21
JL 14-Oct-21
DanaC 16-Oct-21
Jaquomo 16-Oct-21
ND String Puller 16-Oct-21
ND String Puller 16-Oct-21
md5252 16-Oct-21
Wildan2 16-Oct-21
From: Wildan2
10-Oct-21
We are in extreme upstate St.Lawrence co.recently have heard about an EHD outbreak in our area;certainly not good news.A number of deer have been found and the DEC notified.Not much can be done about it.

From: Pat Lefemine
10-Oct-21
God help you guys. With two buck tags and six weeks of rifle season, now EHD? Sometimes I think DEC is deliberately trying to wipe out the northern herd.

11-Oct-21
EHD has been reported in 17 counties so far. As Pat stated, DEC are continuing on with their "anything but sound management" agenda. Extended hunting hours, early antlerless hunt prior to archery season opening dates, continuing sales of DMP's, and the "Holiday Hunt", all with EHD running rampant through the state. Cannot understand their logic at all.

From: Letmgrow
11-Oct-21
Wildan2 - I have a hunting property in Dekalb Junction and have been scouting several places in St. Lawrence county in the last couple weeks and haven't seen any signs of EHD but maybe it is a small localized area. I had a farm for years in Nebraska and went through a severe EHD outbreak in 2012. I really hope this doesn't become a thing in northern NY, it is hard enough getting the bucks to 4 1/2 as it is.

From: No Mercy
11-Oct-21
The entire western half of ND has a severe outbreak. It's terrible! Our section of land REEKS of death. It's so sad....

From: rock50
11-Oct-21
No Mercy, what county is your section in?

From: goyt
11-Oct-21
I heard that it is in NE WY right now.

From: Brotsky
11-Oct-21
Terrible here in SD as well, especially the NW corner of the state. When I was there antelope hunting I stopped counting the bodies after awhile, it was incredibly sad. The silver lining for us is that EHD primarily affects whitetail deer. In the past the holes left by EHD in the whitetail population have allowed mule deer to make a recovery in those areas due to reduced competition.

From: montnatom
11-Oct-21
Just sent in a report to MT FWP. I've been finding dead deer in the last week in Eastern MT and yesterday heard of two farms with over 150 dead deer on one and over 100 on another. My trailcams suddenly have no deer on them. Extremely sad, hope FWP suspends the doe tags for the area with gun season a couple weeks away. Last time this happened it took 4 or 5 years for the population to recover.

11-Oct-21
We had an outbreak last year in NYS, mostly in the Southern Tier. This year, it hit a month earlier, which has led a biologist that I had spoken determine that somehow, the parasite wintered here. Typically, after the first frost, the black fly midges, which carry the parasite, die off, and the spread starts from Southern States and in mud flats, where they breed. Since dead deer started being found in June, the spread of EHD has moved North, pretty much in line with the Hudson River. From Nassau and Suffolk counties, up to Oswego county, and most in between. My property is in WMU 4Y, in Columbia County. Between 4 farms and 10 private properties, including mine, over 4 dozen dead deer have been found. My cousin collected 11 in one day, 8 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. This is very bad, and the DEC has shown zero effort in any form regarding it, other then FINALLY issuing a statement last week, where over 1,200 dead deer have been reported statewide.

From: t-roy
11-Oct-21
I feel terrible for you guys! So far, I haven’t heard of any outbreaks in Iowa this year, thankfully.

From: Korey Wolfe
11-Oct-21
Found two in Central Missouri. I'm sure there are many more

From: No Mercy
11-Oct-21
Rock-we are in Grant county SW of Bismarck 60 miles.

From: Rob in VT
11-Oct-21
EHD just found in Vermont.

From: montnatom
12-Oct-21

montnatom's Link
more info on the eastern Montana outbreak. Nice to see whitetail doe tags immediately reduced from 4000 to 2000 due to the outbreak.

From: Saphead
12-Oct-21
Thankfully here in NE Wyoming and W South Dakota temperatures have finally dropped. Plenty of snow. All the older bucks I had been seeing on my place are dead I think. Found 1 crows are telling me of more. No older bucks on any cameras for awhile.

From: No Mercy
13-Oct-21

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No Mercy's Link
ND Game and Fish announced that people can send tags back for refunds today. So sad. My uncle found quite a few while combining corn earlier this week

From: Dakota
14-Oct-21
You're right we did get a nice freeze and a bunch of moisture the last couple of days in northwest South Dakota so hopefully it will be over with for this year anyway.

From: SBH
14-Oct-21
So sad. How cold does it need to get and for how long to kill those midges? Anyone know? We had a good storm roll through most of MT last week, snow and freezing temps but not wicked cold. Hope it was enough.

From: Jon Simoneau
14-Oct-21
SNH it just has to get below freezing.

From: JL
14-Oct-21
We were in Broadus a couple of days ago and it was cold, windy and snowy the last couple of days. We finished up hunting and drove over to I-90 on Tuesday morning. Hit a lot of mush between Broadus and Lame Deer. It was slow going at first. Semi's who didn't chain up didn't get far heading up the hill to Ashland. Seen one sliding backwards downhill. They got a lot more snow after we left.

From: DanaC
16-Oct-21

DanaC's Link
More on the Vermont outbreak

https://www.fieldandstream.com/conservation/ehd-confirmed-in-vermont/

From: Jaquomo
16-Oct-21
Why doesn't it affect muleys? They have velvet antlers too. Isnt that the entry point?

16-Oct-21

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3 so far at our place just died last week. One little buck and two does.

16-Oct-21

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From: md5252
16-Oct-21
Thank you global warming…

From: Wildan2
16-Oct-21
Any "hooved" animals can be infected,has for some reason killed mostly does in our area or maybe we just didn't find the bucks.

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