(Editor’s note: MON apologizes for such short notice. However, the Indiana DNR did not announce this until yesterday)
The Indiana Division of State Parks is seeking volunteer hunters to participate in deer management hunts at 17 locations later this year.
Applications must be received by Aug. 26.
Preliminary lab results were positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus in a sample of a dead deer from Clark County the DNR staff submitted to a lab for testing early this month.
EHD is the same virus that hit Michiana deer a few years ago. Clark County is located in southern Indiana.
Additional testing is required to determine the strain of EHD virus. Results of testing of samples from deer from several other counties are pending.
A series of deer hunting regulations and changes aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease were approved by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission.
The action came after a thorough review of the best available science on CWD and multiple opportunities for public input.
CWD is a fatal neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in cervids (deer, elk and moose). The disease attacks the brain of an infected animal and produces small lesions that result in death. There is no cure; once an animal is infected, it will die.