Whitetail Deer

Dead deer tally tops 2,000

We knew an updated count of dead deer in the state would likely top 1,000. But we never expected it to eclipse twice that. DNR today announced results of monitoring deer deaths attributed to Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD).  As of Sept. 30, there were 2,043 deer reported as probable EHD deaths, with reports from 76 counties.  The highest numbers were…

Worried about increasing prevalence of EHD in deer

For years hunters have expressed concern that the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s deer management program has reduced numbers to dangerously low levels in some areas of the state. While I agree this has happened in some instances, I can’t help but wonder if there is a greater threat on the horizon for Pennsylvania’s deer herd. This threat isn’t the result of…

Public to be alert for New Jersey deer that may have EHD virus: Disease cannot be transmitted to people

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is advising hunters and other outdoors enthusiasts to be alert for white-tailed deer that may be experiencing symptoms of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a virus that spreads among deer though the bites of midge flies but cannot be transmitted to people.