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Hemorrhagic Disease Reported In Southern Appalachian Deer


September 18, 2017

Park Baker

Anyone who sees dead white tailed deer should report it to their local district biologist.

After receiving multiple reports of dead, dying or sick deer in the Southern Appalachians, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said that hunters may see dead deer this hunting season but that the recent outbreak of hemorrhagic disease (HD) in white-tailed deer is cyclic and the population will rebound.

Citizens should report dead or obviously sick looking deer to their local district biologist to help monitor the impact of the disease.

Hemorrhagic disease is a common disease of deer caused by two types of viruses - one producing blue tongue and the other producing epizootic hemorrha...

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