Nebraska Asks Hunters To Watch Out For Deer Diseases

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska Game and Parks officials are asking hunters to keep watch this fall for deer showing signs of disease.

State officials say hunters in the field should be aware that they could encounter a deer with chronic wasting disease, brain worm or deer lice. None of the diseases are known to be harmful to humans.

Chronic wasting disease is always fatal to deer, and can lead them to appear thin and rough-looking.

Brain worm may cause mule deer to walk in tight circles and be unafraid of humans when approached. They also may throw their heads around or display other neurological symptoms.

Deer lice cause an allergic reaction that causes deer to scratch
and rub themselves. Infected deer may have a rough look and entire
patches of fur missing.

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