Hunters noticing the effects of EHD outbreak November 17, 2012 Nebraska

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Hunters noticing the effects of EHD outbreak November 17, 2012 Nebraska, Fremont Tribune
... according to Tom Welstead, the Northeast District Manager of the Wildlife Division for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, he suspects most check stations in the area are down around 50 to 55 percent of last year... the meager deer harvest is largely due to something bowhunters (and airboaters) have noticed all summer and fall: a ton of deer died in the EHD outbreak of 2012.

Decrease in Deer November 18, 2012 Nebraska, knopnews2
... a 20 percent decrease in the amount of deer received at the North Platte check station ... "Some of that may be due to the hemorrhagic disease losses, the mortality's we've had in this unit, but also some of that is due to the lower population we've seen the last few years, mainly due to the high numbers of antler-less permits," ... Wildlife Biologist, Lance Hastings

Deer harvest up from opening weekend, down overall November 22, 2012 Nebraska, Columbus Telegram
This year’s harvest is more comparable to the good harvests of 2006 or 2007, not the records set the last couple of years because of deer over-population ... a viral disease has been fatal for more than 2,000 white-tailed deer across the state this year... This is the worst outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, which is spread to deer through midge bites, since 1976 ...

Southeast Nebraska deer harvest down 34 percent November 24, 2012  Beatrice Daily Sun
Tim McCoy, deputy director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, said 2011 was a record-setting year during rifle season, with more than 55,000 deer harvested in the state. This year's numbers were down 27 percent overall for deer with 40,301 ... One likely culprit in the reduced deer this season was the presence of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) which is spread through bites by a certain gnat or midge...

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