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I spent a few hours scouting my deer hunting areas and I literally could not find a single deer track anywhere. Th EHD outbreak is serious in the lower Dutchess county. I could even smell the dead deer coming from the neighboring properties. I hope the hunters reevaluate using their doe permits in the effected areas this year. Shouldn't Team #1 get  handicap (lol)?

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Dam man that shit sucks I hope to God I never see that crap around here ..theres already not alot of bucks around here something like this would destroy the deer populations 

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19 hours ago, suburbanfarmer said:

So do the coyote get it too after eating a deer that dies due to EHD?

From my time studying biology in college, EHD and many hemorrhagic diseases can only be transmitted across ruminants or hoofed animals. EHD is interesting because it is spread by the bite of Culicoide gnats, not bodily fluids like AHD or CWD. Humans, although I do not advise or suggest, can technically eat the meat and not be infected. Very interesting if it is EHD as the gnats won't be able to survive the cooler temps and will hopefully die, hence reducing the transmission rate among the herds. 

 

 

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On 10/12/2020 at 9:10 PM, Biz-R-OWorld said:

That sucks. What town/towns?


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Mostly in Fishkill but I've found some dead in Beacon , Wappingers and Hopewell.

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From my time studying biology in college, EHD and many hemorrhagic diseases can only be transmitted across ruminants or hoofed animals. EHD is interesting because it is spread by the bite of Culicoide gnats, not bodily fluids like AHD or CWD. Humans, although I do not advise or suggest, can technically eat the meat and not be infected. Very interesting if it is EHD as the gnats won't be able to survive the cooler temps and will hopefully die, hence reducing the transmission rate among the herds. 
 
 

Good Info from a biology major- thank for sharing.
What about future impact and spread of EHD? How do these gnats arrive? Or spread? Is there no treatment- spray drying up ponds (I’m sure the negative impact outweighs the benefit.
I heard some herds develop some immunity- how so? Younger stronger deer get infected but don’t die and then pass along the immunity?
Thanks again for the knowledge


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I had a dead doe by my stand which is near water. The other guys who hunt the same piece of woods as me said they saw 3 last weekend dead. I hope this doesn’t ruin the season


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