Kansas lakes, wildlife not out of the woods on drought April 27, 2013

Kansas Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

...Conditions are also affecting the deer population, especially in the eastern Kansas whitetail herds. Lloyd Fox, coordinator of the state's big game program, said there were about 1,200 reports in 2012 of deer either becoming sick or dying of a hemorrhagic disease spread by the biting midges.  Deer are forced during droughts to congregate at scarce water supplies. Fox said the cracked, muddy flats were breeding grounds for the midges.  There are more than 600,000 whitetail deer in Kansas ...


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