From this QDMA report: Dr. David Stallknecht of the Southeast Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) at the University of Georgia, which tests samples from sick deer in a number of states around the nation, said his agency is aware of localized outbreaks of EHD in Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and Florida, with isolated cases reported in a number of other states…In other words, an average year. 

“No one is screaming that all the deer are dying, but there are some animals out there (positive with EHD),” Stallknecht said.

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Although some great bucks like the “Missouri Freak” above succumbed to EHD this summer, and that is a shame, it is unlikely a severe outbreak of the disease will occur this late in the fall, and that is the good news.