I pulled the last of my cams and drip bags this AM. I figured I better get them in before the orange army commences the slaughter. When I was driving back I noticed not 1 but 2 ticks on my pants! Iím not an entomologist but Iím 99% sure they were deer ticks too. So the threat isnít quite over for the winter yet.
Crazy they survived after a cold snap that had night time temps in the upper teens and we had about 1/4/- 1/2Ē of snow!
The worst tick infestation I ever came across was one morning shed hunting in negative temperatures. Probably february or march. We brushed hundreds and hundreds off us when going through golden rod fields.
I was bit after turkey hunting this past May and was diagnosed with Lyme. I went through the antibiotic regimen and thankfully I haven’t had any symptoms since. I never even knew the ti was but until I developed a rash and started having stiff and painful joints and flu like symptoms...