The Washington Times-Herald

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September 19, 2013

Outdoor insights

Reiterating the deer die message

Dr Borter stopped by and pointed out that he did not think that the message on the deer die off got out to people. So we are going to run some of the information again.

In northwestern Daviess County several dead deer are being found. This started about the first of July. This disease is called Enzootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and breaks out in different areas of Indiana. This disease is new to this area with the first die off in 2007.

In Northern Daviess county two thirds of the deer herd disappeared for an unknown reason, EHD tends to only kill of the adult deer. Orphan fawns are routinely seen without their mother. It is spread by biting insects and can affect cattle. It does not affect humans. And therefore deer are safe to eat. If dead deer are found call Bob Montgomery, wildlife biologist at Glendale fish & Wildlife. Blessings Jerry

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