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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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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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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.
 

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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'll have to give the Permethrin a try. I'm not going to stop hunting good areas because of ticks but I definitely keep an eye out for them. There have been times while spring turkey hunting for a couple of days I have picked a hundred or more off of me.
 

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Sawyers. Never head out hunting, fishing, or even just hiking or mushroom hunting without using treated clothes. Haven't picked off a tick in 6-7 years.
 

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I was just out walking a property planning out trap locations for next Sunday. Sitting on the couch I felt something crawling on my side, pulled off a tick that was crawling looking for a spot.
 

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Agree, this has to be one of the longest tick seasons ever. December is here and still pulling ticks off?
 

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Ticks may play a role in fewer deer drives, but I think the TV shows are teaching new hunters to sit in a tree stand over food plots. The area I live in here in SEPA is also segmented into many blocks of inaccessible private property that makes driving deer a relatively poor option...
 

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Sawyers. Never head out hunting, fishing, or even just hiking or mushroom hunting without using treated clothes. Haven't picked off a tick in 6-7 years.

I forgot to spray last week. Picked one off perfect bulls eye. I missed spray 1 day on a new pair of pants and it cost me a doctors visit and prescription. Use the spray.
 

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I was bit by a lone star tick in the spring while working down south and got the stari disease, basically southern lymes. Rash,swelling ,aches,fever it was a little scary that something so tiny can do that. Then last week me and my son must have walked thru a nest as our pant legs were covered with ticks from walking in brush. Gonna have to mix up some spray
 
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