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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

80 dead deer found in Colfax

Two more dead deer found in Lincoln County


August 26, 2021

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

A white-tail deer spots a photographer while crossing a field in Eastern Washington.

COLFAX - About 80 dead white-tail deer have been found so far in the Colfax area.

The Colfax public works have picked up the carcasses found in city limits, said Colfax police Chief Bruce Blood.

Four of the deer were found while they were alive and ill. They were dispatched by Colfax officers.

"To let them go would have left them suffering," he said. "It's tragic that something like this happens."

Blood said a similar situation happened in 2015.

"It's not very unusual, unfortunately. When it gets hot and dry it's not an uncommon occurrence," said Staci Lehman, a state Department of Fish and...

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