Last Thursday, while in the field near Tekamah, my hunting group saw 11 deer, a standard if not slightly increased number from what we normally see. When we asked a couple of local farmers what they had seen while combining, they reported seeing no dead deer on their lands.
On Friday, I saw my first EHD deer, an infected whitetail at Two Rivers SRA. Soon after finishing off the deer, researcher Pat Molini removed its lymph nodes just to confirm the virus in this animal. Also on Friday, the NGPC recommended cooperation between landowners and hunters and reductions in deer permits. Read the entire news release here.
On Saturday, I got a report from a landowner near Springfield saying he had found the second dead deer on his place and his trail camera photos, which are usually plentiful at this time of year, are barely firing a shot.
Lastly, on Sunday I was hunting near Louisville and my father and I saw no deer, but we did find the remains of at least one whitetail near the fields we were hunting.
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