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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Ticks -downfall of the deer drive?

Have you seen less or performed less deer drives due to ticks? I actually stopped hunting one area with my dad because of them. He went thru a brush patch and came out with about 15 on his coat. The owner said they were thick this year too. I know they are in the woods but some areas seem to be infested with them.

I use peremethin and tuck all my shirts and such in but still feel like head and neck are vulnerable.
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Use the spray and I think you'll be okay. I forgot yesterday and picked one off.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2016, 01:46 AM
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Permethrin is a must in the Pa. woods these days as you stated . I have yet to hear anything about the skin safe products for the head & neck area . All I can really think of would be a head net treated with permethrin . I'm ashamed to say , the ticks have really taken a big toll on my time spent in the woods . 8 guys at work have had Lyme's . Some more than once . One guy had it for 2 weeks before he was diagnosed . He started the Bells Palsy phase before getting treated . Nasty nasty disease ! ! ! !
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I've never let ticks make me not go hunting. I don't get it, I mean geeze go get a bottle of Permethrin 10 at Tractor Supply and mix up a batch of spray for your clothes.
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I wife was diagnosed with Lyme disease this fall and she hardly ever goes outside. Eighty percent of people who contact Lyme never know they were bitten. They thought my wife had the flu that just would not go away until finally they made the diagnosis. Most of the tiny deer ticks bite you and don't attach and are washed off in the shower and most never know.

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Hands down worst year ever for ticks for me
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The udders on a doe yesterday had 30 + ticks attached to them. Funny thing is I have been in those woods all summer cutting trees. Hunted there many days this fall and no ticks to be found. 7 hunters there 1st day and yesterday and not a tick seen, and we check well. A few years back while coon hunting there my buddy and I were covered with them in a short time.

There is a place I know that is absolutely infested with them. One morning in spring gobbler season I was only in there less than an hour and removed 37 ticks from my clothing. You won't find me in there much.

Several friends have Lyme to varying degrees and it can be devastating.

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I soak my clothes in Permethrin and had a tick in me this year. I was very sick in bed from November 5-10, what timing, ended up in the ER and got on doxycycline. My heart was having palpitations. It was like the flu x 10. I've never felt like that before. Lyme test negative. I've never let ticks determine where I hunt but that was scary.

It's a good spot. Just not today.
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I hate to see guys picking them off and throwing them on the ground.WHY would you restock them!
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I haven't found a tick on me since using Permethrin.......been 4 years now.
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