EHD Lead

EHD Has Hit Your Deer Camp: Now What?

If you hunt deer long enough you will eventually bump up against epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD). The scourge can ruin a deer season and devastate deer populations. The author encountered EHD last year in South Dakota; here’s what happened.

DIY Skull Cleaning on the Road

Awareness of chronic wasting disease has spread across the country and today includes regulations regarding the transport of ungulate skulls taken by traveling hunters. Follow these suggestions to clean your skulls while on the road to avoid running afoul of any game laws.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Spreads East

Rabbit hunters on the eastern seaboard be warned—Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Type 2 (RHDVT2) appears to be spreading in a select few states and Canada.

Oklahoma DWC Activates CWD Plan After Diseased Deer Discovery

Although not inside Oklahoma's, a CWD-positive deer found 2.5-miles south of the state's border has caused the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) to activate the next stage of the CWD Response Plan.

Why Senate’s Consideration of $70M Bill Combating Chronic Wasting Disease Is Vital

With CWD now in 30 states, the bill would fund disease research and management.

Additional CWD-Positive Deer Confirmed in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has confirmed nine additional wild whitetail deer—five bucks and four does—have tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

Senators Introduce CWD Bill

Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have introduced legislation to address a host of state and federal needs in the fight to contain CWD.

Research: Shooting More Bucks Reduces CWD

Harvest data from Western states and provinces suggest shooting more bucks one year reduces the prevalence of chronic wasting disease the next. What’s more, the pressure on the buck segment seems to be more effective if the harvest occurs near or during the rut.

First Case of CWD Detected at Louisiana/Mississippi Border

The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (LADDL) in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF) has detected Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer at the Mississippi/Louisiana border.

Omicron Found in Whitetail Deer

Several months back, we ran a story about COVID-19's detection in the whitetail herd, meaning this may sound like old news. Scientists, however, seem especially concerned with this new development, wherein the Omicron strain was discovered in several deer on Staten Island, New York.

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