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Hundreds dead; news media interest spotty-

Late in many summers Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) or “blue tongue” kills deer and elk across the country. Whitetailed deer are the most commonly affected.  This viral disease is carried by biting midges that emerge in late summer.

Right now there are reports are of an entire herd of […]

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 More than 90 percent white-tail deer suddenly dead along a 100-mile stretch of the Milk River-

Carried by biting midges, EHD kills within a couple days. This epidemic began in late summer. The organism also kills Mule deer, bighorn sheep, elk and pronghorn. White-tailed deer are hit the worst, however.  Local outfitters and officials says it […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey