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Northern Plains Hit Hard by Deer-Killing Disease

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Northern Plains Hit Hard by Deer-Killing Disease


abcnews.go.com

White-tailed deer populations in parts of eastern Montana and elsewhere in the Northern Plains could take years to recover from a devastating disease that killed thousands of the animals in recent months, wildlife officials and hunting outfitters said.

In northeast Montana, officials said 90 percent or more of whitetail have been killed along a 100-mile stretch of the Milk River from Malta to east of Glasgow. Whitetail deaths also have been reported along the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers in western North Dakota and eastern Montana and scattered sites in Wyoming, South Dakota and eastern
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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Well our season just ended here not long ago...I tagged myself two bucks. This is very disconcerting because I enjoy hunting with the family and supplementing food costs with an assortment of wild game.

I hope this doesn't end up all over the place, killing off mass herds, further eliminating potential food sources for those who like to hunt.

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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What would happen if one was
to eat one of the infected deers?

Like someone went out and picked up
a couple and was going to fry them up.

The article from what I can tell does not
state if you could still eat the deer.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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CSG extraction linked to animal deaths



American research linking chemicals from coal seam gas extraction to the deaths of scores of animals has prompted calls for a freeze on new drilling licences in Australia.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by popsmayhem
What would happen if one was
to eat one of the infected deers?

Like someone went out and picked up
a couple and was going to fry them up.

The article from what I can tell does not
state if you could still eat the deer.
It does mention in the article that EHD is not contracted by humans, so it is safe to eat the meat of infected deer.

EHD has been around for a long time, and uncommonly warm weather late in the year increases the amount of biting insects that spread the disease.

The one to worry about is CWD, Chronic Wasting Disease. It is the deer version of Mad Cow Disease.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by popsmayhem
What would happen if one was
to eat one of the infected deers?

Like someone went out and picked up
a couple and was going to fry them up.

The article from what I can tell does not
state if you could still eat the deer.


A general rule is to not eat animals who died from natural causes.

The meat might be OK, but it's a risk you don't need to take unless you are starving.


When the herds get too big disease pops up, it just means they need to issue more tags.



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