October 8, 2013
Kurt Wilson photo

ish, Wildlife and Parks biologist Jay Kolbe drags a deer carcass from a backwater of the Clark Fork River in September to confirm signs of internal hemorrhaging caused by a virus spread among deer by biting gnats. Dozens of deer have died west of Missoula in recent days in what appears to be the first documented case of epizootic hemorrhage disease west of the Continental Divide in Montana.

 
 
 
 

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