EHD Deaths Climb Past 10,000 Michigan Deer
Ten thousand deer and counting are down from a deadly disease.
It's called epizootic hemorrhagic disease or EHD.
Most of the disease is contained to Southwest Michigan but it is starting to creep north and is greatly impacting the herd in Mecosta County.
The disease has now killed more than 10,000 deer statewide.
There are more than 1.5 million deer in Michigan so the effect is expected to stay localized.
The spread is expected to come to and end as soon as the disease-causing insects die in the winter.
9&10's Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Tony Zyber looked into the effect on this year's herd and have more details.