Here's the perspective from Paul Shelton on whether the epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) outbreak around Crete means anything larger about Illinois deer.
Illinois' forest wildlife program manager e-mailed,
At this point, just seems to be a relatively isolated event. Normally, if we were going to have a more widespread event, we'd have received a number of reports from a variety of locations by this time of year.
The last major outbreak in 2007 impacted deer in more than half the counties in Illinois. This would appear to minor by comparison.
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