And...........yet another dead head.

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And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby Zap » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:03 pm

Went out for a short walk at the state park this evening....and found another, some velvet on the bases.

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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby Stanley » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:07 pm

Man what's that the twelveteenth?
You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.
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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby Zap » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:09 pm

It is ten....I took some time to count and thats the correct #.
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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby BigHunt » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:35 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: gezzzzzz man
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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:37 pm

What the heck is going on there in Kansas?

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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby Zap » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:41 pm

EHD.

And some unrecovered bucks, I think.

The two today get an EHD vote from me.
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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:46 pm

Zap wrote:EHD.

And some unrecovered bucks, I think.

The two today get an EHD vote from me.

I forget......what is EHD again?

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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby MarkTwain » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:48 pm

Hate to hear that for you Zap. Always welcome in Missouri if the after effects get too depressing.
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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby Zap » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:49 pm

EHD General Information:

EHD does not affect humans, nor impact the safety of consumed deer.
EHD is caused by the bite of an infected midge and once there has been a hard freeze, the insects die off for the winter, eliminating new cases of EHD.
Most significant disease of white-tailed deer in the United States
Virus identified and described in 1955 in NJ.
Enzootic to Southeastern United States.
Outbreaks often associated with drought.
Can result in high deer mortality in some areas.
EHD Symptoms:

Symptoms vary depending on virulence of the virus and resistance of the deer.
Animals may appear feverish
Have pronounced swelling of head, neck, tongue, and eyelids
May have respiratory distress
Internal hemorrhaging
Highly virulent strains may cause death in 1-3 days.
Carcasses often recovered near water.
EHD Transmission:

The EHD virus does not appear to be transmissible to humans.
EHD does not pose a serious threat to livestock (according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.)
The virus deteriorates in <24 hours after death and cannot be spread from dead deer carcasses
There appears to be no risk associated with direct exposure to the virus or in consuming a deer that has been infected with the virus.
However, never kill or eat a sick deer.
Use rubber gloves to field dress deer.
EHD Management:

Mapping distribution of EHD outbreak.
Estimating infection and mortality rates.
Collecting blood samples of hunter harvested deer.
Monitoring changes in deer populations.
Examining fall bow hunter surveys and harvest statistics
Conducting aerial deer surveys
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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby Zap » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:52 pm

MarkTwain wrote:Hate to hear that for you Zap. Always welcome in Missouri if the after effects get too depressing.



Thanks, appreciate that.
Hopefully I will be hunting Mo this coming season anyway.
I looked at the stats and only 145 hunters killed three bucks this past season........ :think:
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Unread postby Autumn Ninja » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:27 pm

EHD killed over 90% of the heard in some countys here in 2007. My county was not hit that hard, we only lost around 40% of the heard.
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Unread postby ompaathao » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:33 pm

WoW

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Re: And...........yet another dead head.

Unread postby moondoondude » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:10 pm

That is rough. EHD can be a real doozie. The Milk River drainage system in Montana lost like 90-95% of its deer to EHD this year. My county got hit real hard about 5 years ago, and I'm hearing that parts got it really bad this past summer as well. I found one of the biggest bucks I have ever seen dead from EHD. I find a couple every year. It is tough to know that many bucks get killed from EHD. That is just that many bucks that you could be hunting or that many more antlers you could be finding if you were shedhunting. I hope the herd and you the best.


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