Reports of white-tail deaths from EHD increase
Disease similar to bluetongue taking out deer in north county
Last updated 9/30/2021 at 5:32pm
DAVENPORT—Reports of white-tailed deer dying from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, are increasing in the Inland Northwest this year. The reported deaths, which are normally around 25 a year, have reached the hundreds within the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The deaths have been reported around Lincoln County, Whitman County, Spokane and Colville.
“We don’t have a way to survey exactly where all the deer are dying, but it’s more about the general magnitude of all the reports,” said Fish and Wildlife Spokane District Wildlife Biologist Michael Atamian. “We’ve gotten h...