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Different hunting prospects in Whitman County

More information on deer, elk hunting regulations in Whitman County for upcoming hunting seasons


October 13, 2022

In 2021, White Tail deer in Whitman County saw a disease outbreak related to the drought conditions in the state. The drought had caused the water conditions to stagnate, resulting in Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and blue tongue in the White Tail deer population.

Both diseases were similar and could kill a deer within 48 hours. Although the disease was present in the species of deer throughout eastern Washington, it was most prevalent in Whitman County.

The outbreaks caused there to be hunting restrictions placed on the hunting of White Tail deer.

In 2021, the population of White Tai...

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