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EHD outbreak prompts a reduction in leftover license sales

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has discontinued sales of Type 7 licenses in Deer Hunt Areas 1, 2 and 3 in the northern Black Hills. These hunt areas in northeastern Wyoming have experienced a second consecutive year of an epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) virus outbreak, resulting in higher-than-expected deer mortality.

Despite the die-off last year, there were still many parts of the Black Hills with high concentrations of deer on private lands, which is why Game and Fish continued to issue these licenses. However, given this current EHD outbreak coupled with the fact that overall dee...