What’s going on with those dead deer?

Within the past several weeks, I have found two dead whitetail deer on my farm. They were both pretty young and both were in or near water when I found them.   

We have a lot of deer here and while I don’t deer hunt, we have plenty of folks from around the country coming here to hunt, so there is reason to be concerned.

It occurred to me, as I found these cadavers and was wondering what caused these deaths, that I actually know very little about the two primary diseases that are killing deer here in the Midwest, namely Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Epizootic Hemorrhage Disease (EHD), also sometimes referred to as Blue Tongue Disease.

So, if you are as confused as I have been about these distinct diseases and this ongoing chronic situation, here are some facts that may be of interest.

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