EHD Impacting Illinois Deer Herd

archery deerSome bug bites are fatal to Illinois deer. EHD is wiping out hundreds of deer for the second straight year says Illinois Department of Natural Resources deer program manager Paul Shelton.
The illness is spread by the bite of a certain kind of gnat. He says there’s no danger to humans, either from the gnat bite, from contact with an infected animal, or from eating the meat from an infected animal.
Heaviest hit Illinois counties in 2013 include Woodford, Jo Daviess, Pike, Adams and Fulton.