Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus and Deer Loss: Wishing for a Killing Frost?

EHDV-killed deer found lying in water. (Photo courtesy of Michigan Department of Natural Resources.)

The recent appearance of groups of dead white-tailed deer in southern Wisconsin, has caused a worried and even fearful reaction for deer lovers.

Whether consciously or subconsciously, whether we hunt and use wildlife for food, or simply love the bit of nature they bring to our urban or suburban existence, many of us see wildlife as an environmental barometer. Continue reading