The Flathead Beacon reports that a disease that has been killing deer across the Pacific Northwest has turned up in the Eureka area, state wildlife officials announced. According to Eureka area Wildlife Biologist Tim Thier, approximately 60 deer have died from the disease, while additional reports of dead deer are still trickling in. Bluetongue is a virus that affects whitetail deer, mule deer, antelope and domestic sheep. Other wildlife may be affected by the disease, but to a lesser degree… Anderson urged people to report deer that appear to be sick or that die from unexplained reasons anywhere in the region by calling at FWP at 752-5501. Read the full story here.
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