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Old 07-22-2009, 07:14 PM
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I saw a deer standing in the field beside my house yesterday at lunch time I have never seen a deer in this field in the middle of the day so I watched it for awhile it seemed lost or disoriented today I found it dead less than 10 yrds from where I seen it. It had no visible injuries , its tongue was very blue which I thought was strange so I called the dnr and they said it probably had EHD. Anyone ever seen this before.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:32 PM
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Yes indeed.. Go to the home page of this site and look under hunting articles. There is an article titled ehd blue tongue. Lots of info there. I would have copied and pasted for you but I'm on my blackberry. Hope it helps.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:36 PM
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I think I remember that too. The deer loses fear of humans and needs water constantly or something
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:37 PM
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The rain passed over and my satillite signal is back.. Here is the link if someone else is interested..

http://www.deerhuntersclub.com/artic...ongue-disease/
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:36 PM
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Thank you buckfever for that link I have never seen are heard of that.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:38 PM
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I saw a deer standing in the field beside my house yesterday at lunch time I have never seen a deer in this field in the middle of the day so I watched it for awhile it seemed lost or disoriented today I found it dead less than 10 yrds from where I seen it. It had no visible injuries , its tongue was very blue which I thought was strange so I called the dnr and they said it probably had EHD. Anyone ever seen this before.


Oh yeah, Southern Indiana and maybe some in Northern Indiana counties were hit hard due to blue tongue or EHD. The tongues gets swollen up and they cannot drink nor eat. It can also swell up so bad the deer will be unable to breathe. Seen lots of dead ones last year, few were big bucks.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:42 PM
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Never read much about Blue Tongue, but my understanding is that it can really decimate a deer herd for a while, but they do come back.
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