Herd Status, Weather, private property access may lead to difficult season September 27, 2013 Montana

Montana Deer Population,Management News and Information Archive

... Elk numbers generally are above long-term averages ... overall deer and antelope populations are down due to a mixture of the tough winter two years ago and outbreaks of “bluetongue virus,” and the associated epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD... Wildlife biologists are reporting better fawn production and survival in many areas. However, FWP also notes that outbreaks of EHD, a fatal virus in deer caused by biting insects, are coming in from across Montana...

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