2017 EHD Tracker: Outbreak Spreads in Kentucky

KY more ehd bucks 2017

Jeff sent me this picture via Twitter of 3 more bucks dead from EHD in eastern Kentucky.

This update out of Pikeville reports a “significant outbreak,” and that authorities are responding to incidents at the rate of “1 dead deer a day and sometimes up to 3 dead deer a day.”

What is especially troubling about this occurrence of EHD is that it started so early, in late July, and it might not end till October, or whenever the first hard frost kills the midges that bite the deer and transmit the disease.

I have not heard any other reports of EHD across the country. Let’s hope it stays that way, but let me know if you hear of an outbreak anywhere.

 

2 thoughts on “2017 EHD Tracker: Outbreak Spreads in Kentucky

  1. Man, that’s gotta hurt. That’s a beauty of a buck right there. Feel bad for the hunters (and the deer) in that area.

    • I understand that the EHD has spread down into northeastern Tennessee too, monitoring that

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