Mlive: Deadly EHD virus could leave hunters with fewer deer to bag
It’s not clear how the deaths will affect the hunting season. Deaths can vary significantly from place to place. The DNR reports the virus is blamed for 55 deer deaths in Washtenaw County. That's up from three deaths reported three weeks ago.
The spread of the disease is expected to slow as colder weather kills off the type of biting fly or “midge” that transmits the disease from animal to animal, experts say.
The bow-hunting season has already begun and runs through Nov. 14. The regular firearm season is Nov. 15 through 30. Bow hunters can take to the woods again Dec. 1 through Jan. 1.