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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Re: EHD killing deer?????

When this hit the last time I think it really did a number on the deer heard in certain areas. Don't know if any statistics were kept the last time but it seemed like a good bit of deer were infected. (At least the area i was hunting)

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Re: EHD killing deer?????

We lost 75% on one farm in 2007. So far this year, no losses yet. It is a horrible disease that seems to be moving into Pa for some reason. This was virtually nonexistant here until that last 10 years. Something has changed?

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Re: EHD killing deer?????

Trying to remember, but I believe on my property, I found 7 or so ? in 2007. I know Western Washington County and parts of Greene had farms that were pretty much completely wiped out.

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I know Western Washington County and parts of Greene had farms that were pretty much completely wiped out.
Yep. It was weird walking the woods and seeing no trails, no scrapes, no rubs and no deer in areas were they were plentiful a few months earlier. I found does with both of their fawns all lying together dead, bucks in velvet floating in the creek, the stench was horrible in the valleys at night when the wind died down.

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Re: EHD killing deer?????

Just heard about this yesterday at work from a hunter friend of mine. On a farm he hunts in Beaver County they've found several dead lying by a creek.
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Re: EHD killing deer?????

Is that the same as Blue Tongue?
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post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 01:28 AM
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Re: EHD killing deer?????

My dad lives in Greene county. He says they found a large doe in the stream behind his house. He also said there's a foul smell from the hollow further behind his house.

I remember the 2007 outbreak. It was a kick in the pants. The worst was finding young rack bucks that had so much potential.
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Re: EHD killing deer?????

It is not the same as blue tongue and is much worse during droughts which it doesn't seem like we have right now. I know it's bad in the midwest this year.
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Re: EHD killing deer?????

At least its good to know a frost will end the disease for the year.
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