Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has been confirmed in multiple Ohio counties this year. Based on reports of dead and/or sick deer received from the public, some of the hardest hit areas include portions of Belmont, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Harrison, Jefferson, and Lorain counties.
Since the occurrence of EHD can be very localized, and in some cases lead to significant die-offs, we encourage hunters to make more informed harvest decisions this season. Deer populations in some of the areas affected most severely by EHD will recover more quickly if hunters reduce their harvest of antlerless deer.
Find more updates and information about EHD in Ohio here: http://ow.ly/H9OT30fwXKZ Please contact us at 1-800-WILDLIFE or your local wildlife district office to report any dead or sick deer so that we can continue to document the distribution and severity of the disease outbreak.