A student today wrote about a strange occurrence with a deer while hunting last year and this year in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. I believe it was last year they ran across a deer both blind and deaf. The game warden had to come shoot it. But this year they shot and killed a deer, and as they were loading it into their truck its hair started falling off to the touch. On one side they saw it had a massive amount of hair loss. When they set it down in the bed of the truck the antlers literally shattered. They decided not to eat the deer for fear of some disease, and they had it sent off for analysis somewhere in Kansas. The student told me he would let me know the results.
I haven't researched anything on these symptoms, nor do I know much about deer, but I thought I'd pass this along in case you found it interesting. I could probably get a load of other interesting stories from students - many of them hunt. Incidentally, this deer story came about when I told the students to write about an unexplained mystery of their choice.