Look in the Serious Hunting forum. The state is currently enduring a severe bout of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). We've been expecting a bad year but the drought seems to be compounding it effects even further. My guess was you encountered a deer in the later stages of EHD. Since it is a short acting disease (death usually occurs within three days after onset of symptoms), extremely healthy looking deer may become victims. It's unfortunate but it is also completely natural.
Edited by BigGameGuy (08/19/07 05:58 PM)
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