Giant Goose Ranch
Heartland Outdoors Forum | EHD?
 
   
1 of 2
1
EHD?
Posted: 22 September 2013 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  81
Joined  2010-12-20

Found this guy squirrel hunting behind my parents place.  He is about mid 130’s ten point.  Im guessing it was EHD because he was down in about a 6’ deep creek.  Only thing that makes me wonder is how one of his antlers was caught in a tree vine, it was in there good.  I still think EHD though, otherwise why on earth would it have been down in there…  Any other reports of EHD during august?  Im guessing hes been dead for about 3 weeks.

Image Attachments
goner.jpg
Profile
 
 
Posted: 22 September 2013 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  81
Joined  2010-12-20

1

Image Attachments
goner_2.jpg
Profile
 
 
Posted: 22 September 2013 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  62
Joined  2010-10-14

Yes lots of deer being found dead from EHD again this year, in IL & throughout much of the midwest
Did you report it ??? 
IF not, please do so, so the IDNR can better keep track of how bad it really is !!!
What county was it found in if you don’t mind saying ?
I myself, have heard of 11 in Macon & Christian counties so far this year & those areas were hit VERY hard last yr too….8^(

Profile
 
 
Posted: 22 September 2013 05:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
Sr. Member
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  843
Joined  2010-10-15

I’m guessing he got tangled up in the brush because he was weak and sick trying to get to the water.  A healthy deer could break his way out of that.  Especially a 2 or 3 year old buck. 
I found 2 dead bucks in the river several days ago   Pretty much rotted out and velvet still on.  I told the park ranger and he said they had been finding a few but not like last year.  These were both little basket rack bucks that were 1 1/2 year old and less than 100 yds apart. 

Hope everyone has a good season but uses a little common sense when it comes to how many they kill.  It’s really up to us as hunters to manage our own deer herd because the IDNR is only in the business of selling deer tags!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 23 September 2013 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
Sr. Member
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  843
Joined  2010-10-15

Got out for a few hours this morning for a little walk.  Didn’t find any dead deer so it was a pretty good morning.  I found several in that area last year so I was pretty relieved

Profile
 
 
Posted: 23 September 2013 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  81
Joined  2010-12-20

I know one thing I get sick of finding dead deer or hearing about ones dead from EHD.  I found 2 last year that I suspect EHD was the culprit last year on the other farm.  Might need to walk it some after finding this one.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 23 September 2013 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
Newbie
Avatar
Rank
Total Posts:  9
Joined  2012-08-17

Mowed trails, planted oats, and check cameras this weekend in Fulton.  One of the trails runs about a mile along a creek so I expected to find several as last year but didn’t find any.  One area of death smell near a food plot but didn’t venture far from the tractor this time of year.  Pictures are low but it’s also been hot so I don’t know what to think.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 September 2013 07:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
Sr. Member
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  843
Joined  2010-10-15

We can only hope nature builds its own immunity to this terrible situation.  Hate to see such a majestic animal rotting away in a creek bottom covered in bugs.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 24 September 2013 05:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
Sr. Member
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  843
Joined  2010-10-15

Took a nice long walk today on some conservation property.  No dead deer!  It felt good to walk an area that was so bad last year and find none this year.  Seen a few deer and alot of sign so I was good with that.  I did find a boat on the bottom of the river!  Not sure who’s it was but it looked pretty peaceful half buried in the mud so I left it.  The carp were stacked in the shallows where the sun was shining.  Could’ve been some good bow fishing if it wasn’t on conservation prop. 

Back to work tomorrow but things are looking alot better than last year as far as the EHD goes and that makes alot of us rest easy.  Now if we can just get an early frost!!!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 25 September 2013 12:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  81
Joined  2010-12-20

That’s good to hear.  I have honestly heard of only one other report about possible EHD in my area, so seems not so bad this year.  I haven’t walked my other place though, I like to stay away from it as much as possible though until hunting season.  Now if I can get my winter wheat plot in Ill be good to go!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 25 September 2013 03:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
Sr. Member
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  843
Joined  2010-10-15

Yea no where near as bad as last year!  Haven’t been to where I hunt but I’m hoping nothing died.  Won’t know really til shed season

Profile
 
 
Posted: 26 September 2013 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
Sr. Member
RankRankRankRank
Total Posts:  348
Joined  2010-10-04

I found one dead so far.  A nice 2-1/2 y.o. 8-point that I have about 50 pictures of in velvet.  About a month and a half ago I was swapping out SD cards on a field edge and bumped about a dozen turkey vulchers out of the timber.  My heart sank because I knew a dozen of those garbage eaters wouldn’t be there for a rabbit.  I didn’t want to go into the timber because it was too close to deer o’clock.  About two weeks ago I went in to safety check my treestands and bumped the birds again.  This time I went in since I was already going to be messing up my area checking stands.  Found him in the creek.  My worry now is that I have been getting four 10’s on camera very regularly until about the time this one died.  Not one picture of any of them since.  I’m hoping they’ve moved to another part of my property…or even to a neighbor.  For what it’s worth, I didn’t find any last year.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 26 September 2013 02:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  81
Joined  2010-12-20

Well for the most part I have been pretty unsuccessful with my 3 trail cameras this year.  Makes me wonder if maybe you have a point there treehugger, I hope not.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 26 September 2013 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
Newbie
Rank
Total Posts:  14
Joined  2010-10-26

Don’t worry to much right now about trail pictures.  I have been running cameras the last 2 months with only a few good pics of any bucks.  I am getting a ton of doe pics so that’s good.  I know several guys in the surrounding 3 counties that all are saying the same thing.  Maybe they are all in Walmsley’s cornfield I don’t know.  Once they start getting some of these crops out they will start showing up.  As for EHD I’ve heard of a few cases here in central part of the state.  Just need some rain and cooler temps!!

Profile
 
 
Posted: 27 September 2013 04:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
Newbie
Rank
Total Posts:  5
Joined  2010-11-12

My area in Knox seems to got hit this year . Reports from neighbor of a dozen dead deer around ponds . Also heard of a guy going along Spoon River and seeing at least 30. I personally have only found 1 on my property but I also haven’t looked real hard either. My area seemed to survive last years outbreak . My cameras have been terribly slow also. I guess we will find out next week what we have left when we hit the stands.

Profile
 
 
Posted: 29 September 2013 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
Jr. Member
RankRank
Total Posts:  81
Joined  2010-12-20

Well i hunt in southern Fulton county.  I have not heard much until now.  Actually just heard about a guy that has found 15 dead deer.  My best guess is that the people that find a lot of these dead deer must have found pockets that get affected.

Profile
 
 
   
1 of 2
1
 
‹‹ Does are dropping:)      Some new disease??? ››