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Michigan Deer Hunters

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Gary_602z, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Anybody seeing EHD in your area? I would guess that we will lose 5-10k deer in the counties around me. Any body that you talk to are finding dead deer around rivers lakes and ponds. Ionia county started out hard but now we are seeing it in the surrounding counties.

    http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12150-26647--,00.html

    Gary

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  2. TmbrCrk

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    Have not heard anything up here in the U.P.
  3. amateur cutter

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    Was just asked today if I'd heard anything, apparently a dozen otherwise healthy whitetails were found dead along the Kalamazoo river in Allegan County, Otsego area. No cause of death determined yet, but EHD looks likely. A C
  4. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Looks like plenty NE of Hastings, talked to a buddy today that found 14 east of Leach Lake.

    Gary
  5. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Hmmm... that sucks, I'm in the YS state game area near Gun Lake, I'll have to keep an eye out. A C
  6. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Hey If you know where Gilletes Hardware is on Gun Lake go in and talk to Rosey. She was telling me about some out in that area.

    Gary
  7. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    Thanks Gary, yes I do some business with them. I'll see what she has to say. A C
  8. Capt

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    Nothing noted around Mecosta Co that I have heard.
  9. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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  10. Backwoods Savage

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    Nothing around our area (Saginaw Country) but the DNR has been sending updates quite often so it sounds as if it is spreading.

    I recall several years ago finding a deer that I figured may have had it (early summer but deer was really thin). It acted as though it was blind too. Never heard of anything although I had asked some folk who lived near where I saw the deer.
  11. TmbrCrk

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    Dnr map looks like just cases in the southern 1/2 of the LP. With the mild winter the deer numbers should be up, but this disease won't help.
  12. Backwoods Savage

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    We're hoping for an early killing freeze as that will stop it for this year.

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