Jump to content

EHD...


NonTypical
 Share

Recommended Posts

I am in southern Columbia County and the EHD deaths on the farm that I hunt is horrible.  They have died in the small pond on my lawn, the small stream running through a large swamp and even in the adjacent apple orchards.  I have not seen a deer feeding in the fields in over two weeks.  Tomorrow I will be doing a scouting of the entire farm in anticipation of setting up my ground blinds for rifle season.  I hope there is a deer or two still alive in the REA.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I plan on doing that, but I still need to get into the woods and see what's going on.  I have done it for so many years that it would seem out of place if I didn't spend some time in the woods with my rifle.  Thank you and good luck to you.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am in southern Columbia County and the EHD deaths on the farm that I hunt is horrible.  They have died in the small pond on my lawn, the small stream running through a large swamp and even in the adjacent apple orchards.  I have not seen a deer feeding in the fields in over two weeks.  Tomorrow I will be doing a scouting of the entire farm in anticipation of setting up my ground blinds for rifle season.  I hope there is a deer or two still alive in the REA.

I just heard from a buddy who spoke to a taxidermist in that area…he’s predicting about an 80% loss of the herd. Not sure how that number was reached but from other local reports, they sound just like what you are seeing Poppy. We had some good bucks on camera a few weeks back and now just seeing a few spikes and some fours - decent amount of doe but not as many as a few weeks back


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

We had an up tick on our river farm, I was averaging about 30 pictures day on 4 cell cams before the gun slaughter season. Getting about twice that now . In years past it would be nothing to get 100 pictures a day.
We aren’t hunting the farm at all this year, not during the bow season or the regular season to give it break and let the area recover. So deer are moving into this large piece with no pressure.
I can’t say other hunters in the area are doing the same as there seems to be as much hunting, and trespassing as usual In the vicinity.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...