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Mi bucks Sep 9th 2013 11:47 AM

Michigan's DNR just published a press release confirming 25 to 50 wild deer dead of EHD in Muskegon County MI. Posting so the farmers in the area are aware. Stay vigilant!!

sdbigbucks Sep 9th 2013 12:56 PM

Last 2 years we got blasted with EHD and now I lost a couple last week and the test results came back positive for blue tongue virus. One of my buddies has lost several mule deer to it also and he's about 80 miles away.

Sheri Sep 9th 2013 01:11 PM

Glad to hear they did a Press Release on this since they have had this information confirmed for a couple of days! These deer were found near Ravenna, MI (Ottawa County)---have also had a confirmed case near central Michigan. I was hoping we wouldn't have to deal with this awful disease this year! As you advised, Kent, stay vigilant!!


Sheri - Nature's Best Whitetails

ToddM Sep 9th 2013 02:06 PM

Confirmed north of Battle Creek too

Jack Sep 9th 2013 02:46 PM

EHD found in Montana wild deer all around me for about a month, many dead wild deer. It hit my farm a week ago and we have lost six deer from EHD. Fogging nite and early morning. It was about 100 miles from our ranch last year. It has only hit the whitetail so far. Last night it went down to 40 degrees and we will soon have a frost. I lost a very nice Texas tea son which was two years old and a 7x7. I had planned to use him as a back up buck. Welcome to deer raising.

ddwhitetails Sep 9th 2013 03:14 PM

Makes me sick to hear that really does......EHD is such a huge threat to the Whitetails ....and yet all the focus remains on CWD.......if the DNR of every state had the Whitetails best interest in mind they would be focusing on is so obvious what disease is the biggest killer...but yet they want to play the political game at the cost of all the animals........they are a JOKE!

Sheri Sep 9th 2013 03:31 PM

So sorry to hear that, Jack! Todd, that is the one I was referring to---guess it is more southern, centrally located. The ones that they found last week are only located about 15 miles away from my farm.....very scary!!

ddwhitetails Sep 9th 2013 03:54 PM

What is really scary is it has not been an extremely warm summer.......I don't know about Michigan but here in PA it was basically a pretty cool summer and that usually means know threat of EHD........maybe things are changing.......

ToddM Sep 9th 2013 05:17 PM

I just got in from fogging A LOT! All you people that fog, I have one really big suggestion. WEAR A MASK. I know someone that got really really sick from breathing in all that Permetherin this summer.

Im not going down without a fight.

jerrilee cave Sep 9th 2013 05:36 PM

Holding my breath

It was sept 15 last year when we had our first one, lost 15 and one in late January with the same symptoms, must have carried it till then

Picked of 2 a week and had about 5 i think had it

Some got a tick off and couple others a little more sick

Bawled my eyes out about my bottle fed girls, a terrible way to die

Best bucks and best does every time but thankful cause it could have been a lot worse

Hershey's Huntin Haven Sep 10th 2013 11:58 AM

Showing up in far Western Kentucky.

sdbigbucks Sep 10th 2013 07:47 PM

Be OFFENSIVE and DEFENSIVE, go after them before they get your deer, fog the ponds close by. Last year I lost 50 in a week and a half and the day I got my guardian fogger and fogged around the pond that is 60 yards from my pen, I never had another SINGLE DEER get sick. Don't wait for the bug to get into your pen and hope you kill him before it bites your deer, go after them. I really believe they don't travel too far from the mud and they probably go back to it during the heat of the day. This year the one weekend I didn't fog while I was out of town and it was 100 degrees for about 4 days, they must have hatched, I had 3 sick deer a day after I got back, Im assuming they hatched out the days I was gone. Anyhow, fogging is back on track and all the deer are doing well so far. By the way, Last year they tested positive for EHD and this year the one I had tested showed up to be blue tongue virus. I'm in central SD and just talked to a guy in western SD who found 8 wild deer dead yesterday. On another note, This year I have fogged all of my stock ponds on my farm which is 20 miles away, 8 total and an 800 acre mud slough, last year I found more dead wild deer then I could count, this year I've found 2 so far and they died BEFORE I started fogging, we get it in the wild EVERY YEAR, some years hundreds and others just a couple. The fogger isn't full proof but there is NO doubt, it helps. I can fog all the way around the 800 acre slough with about 2 gallons of permonone ($80 worth). I do it about 2 times a week, cheap investment if it saves some deer.

PharmerBrown Sep 11th 2013 01:54 AM

What ratio is your chemical mix when fogging?

Johnny B Sep 11th 2013 03:19 AM

The people I see having the best luck with EHD treat for it the whole time it is warm enough for those dang midge flies to live. Be proactive and spray for them every day and you will have better luck. I do know a guy down in NE Alabama that makes rope wicks, he puts one in each pen including his buck pens. They constantly have permethrin dripping down on the deer for 90% of the year. He takes it out of his buck pens as soon as they are about done growing so he doesn't have issues with them getting tangled in rope as they rub out. Needless to say this guys deer always have a coat of permethrin on there backs, and moreover they never have a fly on them when I have been there in the warm weather. He has yet to lose and animal from EHD according to what he tells me. He is a good honest guy that would gladly help anyone out.

-Johnny B

Sheri Sep 11th 2013 05:30 AM

We started fogging in the evening and the morning---sure hope this keeps them away!! I got the London Fogger and it seems to work very well---I'm keeping my fingers crossed......and saying lots of prayers! I spoke with you on the phone last year, sdbigbucks......glad to hear you are still having good luck with your fogger!

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