I follow the same procedure for fishing as I do for hunting. Every single piece of outside clothing I wear, including gloves and hat, get sprayed with Sawyers, and I re-treat them about every month or so. Perhaps a little bit of overkill, but it gives me solid protection and piece of mind. It's very common for me to be in thick cover along a stream getting from one section to another or on my knees getting into a tight spot. I know the do-it-yourself recipes are cheaper, but I feel better using the commercial stuff. I haven't found a tick on me since I started using the stuff 7-8 years ago.
If you're having trouble hunting for deer,
don't wish things were easier;
wish you were smarter.