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Bluetongue may be hurting deer harvest December 23, 2011 Virginia

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Bluetongue may be hurting deer harvest December 23, 2011 Virginia, Tidewater News

A slightly elevated occurrence of hemorrhagic disease, or bluetongue virus, is partially responsible for a decrease in deer harvests this year in Western Tidewater and other areas of Virginia, experts say... 2 percent to 3 percent of deer in the Tidewater area are affected by bluetongue... a 10 percent to 15 percent decrease in harvests statewide this year...

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