Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease is killing deer in Eastern Kentucky.
Simply known as EHD or blue tongue, it drops deer dead quickly.
What causes this horrible disease? Well, it is spread by the midge fly. It bites deer that have gathered around stagnant water during the hottest and driest summer months. Healthy does and bucks drop quickly from this terrible disease that is said to not be contagious.
PAGameCommission on Youtube shared a very in-depth look at EHD:
In Ohio personally, I witnessed this disease hit in the past a local population with disastrous effects. Once you find one of these dead deer stricken by EHD, you will never forget the smell. It certainly is unlike anything dead you have ever smelled before.