Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease

White-tailed deer in Illinois are experiencing a disease that’s killed more 430 animals this year as of Oct 29.

State officials estimate Illinois hunters will harvest about 150,000 deer this fall and winter.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to be on the lookout for possible cases of a virus that can cause die-offs of white-tailed deer.  Wildlife officials are especially interested in reports of sick or recently dead animals from which staff might be able to collect samples to test.