It`s hard to believe a 1/10-inch insect can cause such carnage. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, spread by biting midges, was suspected of killing 2,262 deer statewide as of Thursday. State wildlife officials have said the current outbreak of the viral disease, which began several weeks ago, is one of the worst ever. However, it shouldn`t affect the deer harvest this season and shouldn`t overly concern hunters.
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