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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Deer found dying , testing EHD positive

 

Last updated 9/2/2021 at 11:55am



COLFAX – About 80 dead white-tail deer have been found so far around the city.

Public works have picked up the dead deer found in city limits, Police Chief Bruce Blood said last week.

Four of the deer were found while they were alive and ill. They were dispatched by officers.

“To let them go would have left them suffering,” he said. “It’s tragic that something like this happens.”

Blood said a similar situation happened in 2015.

“It’s not very unusual, unfortunately. When it gets hot and dry it’s not an uncommon occurrence,” state Department of Fish and Wildlife spokewsom...



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