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Old 01-08-2012, 08:10 PM
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Northern Plains Hit Hard By Devastating Deer Disease

Just thought I'd share something that I found on our "local" TV station. I say local 'cause it's about 90 miles away and the closest city that carries a TV station.

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:57 AM
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that's too bad... keep that disease down there! Here in MO, they check just about every animal taken to a processor for CWD
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:59 AM
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Seems that Milk River area gets hit pretty often. I reckon it is tied to the drought. Concentrates the deer and the midges at the same waterholes.
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Here in Illinois about three years ago there was a severe outbreak of EHD in the south part of the state, the estimates were in the thousands. I would say that's still one of the biggest reasons (among others) for the general deer decline in the area I hunt.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:32 AM
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For sure, population will decline. However, overall, in a few years, the hunting will be good and the deer that survive the disease will be immune to it. Every now and then, Ma Nature has to cleanse things.

I was hunting in South Dakota a few years ago following an EHD outbreak. I found four w.t. carcasses(sp) that I scored at over 130 and was shown two that would top 150. The landowner had no idea he had bucks like that on his ranch.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:42 AM
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Sad when deer like that get 1) un-noticed by the land owner and 2) that EHD can devastate whole herds so quickly.

For those that didn't open the URL, it's for the northern plain states - Montana, the Dakota's, etc. Although we've suffered through the worst drought in over a century, we're (Tx) not the state having the problem.

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that's too bad... keep that disease down there! Here in MO, they check just about every animal taken to a processor for CWD
Can you explain me why it is Bad??
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