Blue Tongue hit MO hard about 4 years ago, wiped out close to 30% of the entire herd of the state. Some regions were hit harder than others. We hunt SW MO and it was pretty bad. Reports of 30-40 dead deer around stock ponds and literally hundreds of carcasses found along the river banks.
So there may not be a new outbreak, but the herd is still in recovery mode. I will say that in the last couple of years, we have seen more twin fawns than ever before. Mother Nature knows how to take care of things.