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Kentucky Hunters and Officials Fear EHD Outbreak

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Kentucky Hunters and Officials Fear EHD Outbreak

It’s been a very warm and dry summer and while the record highs and drought conditions make it miserable for us, they’re a recipe for disaster for Kentucky’s whitetail population.

In Kentucky, the Department of Fish and Wildlife along with the state’s sportsmen are concerned that the deer herd could soon be under attack by the midge fly – a tiny biting insect that can spread Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD as it’s commonly referred to.

EHD is an extremely dangerous disease in the whitetail world and it has hurt whitetail populations in both Montana and North Dakota. The disease causes deer to bleed internally, loose their appetite and uncontrollably salivate.

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