Discussion in 'East North Central' started by MikeD, May 26, 2015.
Yeah, CWD is around these parts. Ohio had one confirmed, WV several in a small area. What I think is kinda nuts is the attention CWD gets while Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD, or Blue Tongue) is not mentioned much. CWD seems to affect individual deer (much like the flu with us...some get it, some don't) but EHD wipes out whole herds. Any disease of this type is not good and wastes valuable resources. As herd population increase in certain areas these things pop up...maybe Mother Nature's way of dealing with overpopulation.
I saw a young elk a few years ago with that. It was pitiful.
It would only walk about 15 feet each direction. Poor thing was like it was in an invisible cage.
A few miners had been dumping slop out for it because it was unable to find food on it's own. Game wardens finally came up there after a few days and put it down.
The best thing to do is call the GWs, John. Or just put it down yourself. Elk are hard to hide but I would rather video it then put it down than let it suffer further.
Second deer found.
Said it was found within a mile of the first (only other known) CWD deer.
I am going to hope that it is very localized, and thus resolves itself quickly.
It will because the DNR will make sure that there is not a deer within miles of ground zero before they are done.
While that may sound extreme, with as contagious as it can be, may be warranted.
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