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    PA hunting and ticks?

    Whats your thoughts on ticks this year? Almost every time I venture
    into the wild I pick up those little bastards..Maybe I will have to invest
    in a tree stand to stay out of my ground blind..Open to your ideas on this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by noname View Post
    Whats your thoughts on ticks this year? Almost every time I venture
    into the wild I pick up those little bastards..Maybe I will have to invest
    in a tree stand to stay out of my ground blind..Open to your ideas on this..
    It has become a big issue, but you still would need to walk to your stand.
    I see some guys who are taping their pant bottoms to their boots with duck tape.
    Of coarse the animals are loaded with them also, best not put a dead one inside your suv.
    Places like Vermont with colder weather never had any, but now there showing up there also.
    Its only become an issue in the PA northern tier counties over about the last 20 years or so.

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    Last year up here (Southern Tier of NY) they were terrible. Even a trip to across the lawn to the garden and back would mean ticks on my legs. This year I'm seeing FAR fewer. I think they drowned.

    I killed two deer last year. The one I took with a bow was loaded with ticks (and also keds/louse flies). The gun buck - from 200 ft different location but one month later - had none at all.

    If you don't own cats there are good Permethrin products you can treat your clothing with. THE ADMIRAL won't let me being that in, but we did get a Herbal Armor spray that seems to work. Lemongrass/citronella, cedar, etc.

    I don't spray my hunting clothing but I do "quarantine" everything when I come in from the woods and blast the inner layers with 15 minutes in a hot clothes drier.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance." Last words of Gen. Sedgwik

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    I picked up a case of lime disease, 2 months back. What a killa. Antibiotics did take care of it but it was a ruff two weeks. glad I caught it right away.

    I have since then learned about Sawyers permethrin spray. Spray down cloths and is good for a couple of washes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesertDug View Post
    I picked up a case of lime disease, 2 months back. What a killa. Antibiotics did take care of it but it was a ruff two weeks. glad I caught it right away.

    I have since then learned about Sawyers permethrin spray. Spray down cloths and is good for a couple of washes.
    I just picked up some of that sawyers myself..

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    Permethrin and Deet are your friends. Just watch carefully where you use it.

    Friggin Deet ate the zippers off of my backpack tent after it was stored for a season and turned them into nothing but crumbly white powdered oxidation. I didn't know it until I was way back in the bush and tried to set it up.
    Yeah that sucked and was an expensive and hard lesson.
    A good wife and a steady job has ruined many a great hunter.

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