hemorrhagic disease http://kbia.org en Favorable weather leads to good urban deer hunting season http://kbia.org/post/hunters-report-strong-urban-deer-hunting-season <p>According to Missouri Department of Conversation, hunters had a good harvest in the urban firearms deer hunting season, which took place from Oct. 5 - 8.</p><p>This year’s urban deer hunt had a harvest of more than 1,100 deer statewide, almost double the figure from last year.</p><p>Joel Porath, wildlife regional supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, said because the urban season is so short, the harvest is almost exclusively tied to weather.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:21:58 +0000 Maoling Xiong 22883 at http://kbia.org Favorable weather leads to good urban deer hunting season Deer dying in Mo. due to fly-biting disease http://kbia.org/post/deer-dying-mo-due-fly-biting-disease <p>The Missouri Conservation Department says it has been getting reports of hundreds of dead deer around the state.</p><p>The agency says the deer appear to have fallen victim to hemorrhagic disease, which is spread by the bites of the small midge fly.</p><p>As of mid-September, the department had received reports of about 2,800 dead deer, with the disease being the suspected cause.</p><p>The department says outbreaks of hemorrhagic disease tend to increase during droughts, when deer and flies both congregate near the diminished number of watering spots.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:58:06 +0000 Associated Press 21406 at http://kbia.org Deer dying in Mo. due to fly-biting disease