Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks indicated today that at least 400 deer near Missoula have now been reported dead from the disease. This is by far the furthest west in the state the disease has been confirmed this season. Reports from around the state, including MFWP, suggest whitetails are doing very well almost everywhere. For those with hunts planned in north-central Montana, remember that even after an EHD outbreak, many deer survive, and populations were robust before the decline. Opportunities are excellent throughout most of the state, and hunting is still viable in places where the disease has struck. Two drainages close to each other can fare entirely differently during an outbreak.