How to Recognize 5 Common, Lethal Deer Diseases

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by GHAdmin, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. GHAdmin

    GHAdmin Administrator

    Like any other animal, deer are susceptible to a host of contagious diseases, illnesses, and nasty parasites. While only a small percentage of deer actually fall prey to these ailments, some of these diseases are very dangerous. It is not unheard of for entire herds of captive deer to be destroyed to keep some diseases, such as chronic wasting disease, from spreading to wild populations. Even though most deer illnesses are harmless to humans, it is still important to be educated about them. Hunters discover all the time that the animals they harvest are less than healthy, and this quick guide will help you recognize signs of five of the most common deer diseases. Parasites are not included in this list.