On Air Now

Current Show

Free Talk Live   9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Call Free Talk Live now at 1-855-450-FREE

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 590 AM Kalamazoo, MI

Weather

Current Conditions(Kalamazoo,MI 49001)

More Weather »
69° Feels Like: 69°
Wind: ENE 12 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Partly Cloudy 56°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy 78°

Fri Night

Mostly Cloudy 62°

Alerts

Disease kills over eight-thousand Michigan deer

by
Michigan DNR Seal.
Michigan DNR Seal.

LANSING (WKZO) -- A disease that began killing deer last summer has now wiped out more than eight-thousand whitetail deer in Michigan.  Officials believe the number will climb as farmers harvest corn and discover more carcasses.

The disease is not a threat to humans.  It's transmitted by a biting fly and causes internal bleeding, high fever, loss of appetite and weakness.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says summer drought and high temperatures have contributed to the number of cases.  Some hunters may actually hold their fire to allow the deer population to recover.

Comments