Tick Warning
General Topic
Contributors to this thread:
DL 05-May-18
Jaquomo 05-May-18
Genesis 05-May-18
Genesis 05-May-18
Charlie Rehor 05-May-18
Woods Walker 05-May-18
bradbear 05-May-18
dgb 05-May-18
Ben 05-May-18
bad karma 05-May-18
lewis 05-May-18
Genesis 06-May-18
JTV 06-May-18
leftee 06-May-18
Trial153 06-May-18
From: DL
05-May-18

DL's Link
This is some serious consequences from a tick bite. A meat allergy. Can you imagine as a hunter not being able to eat meat???

From: Jaquomo
05-May-18
I found a half dozen different Lone Star ticks crawling on me while turkey hunting last week. Thought about that red meat allergy the whole time..

From: Genesis
05-May-18
Befrin (little better residual) or Permethrin. Tucking in shirttails,wearing high boots everything with a good coverage of spray the night before and then around your waist of a tucked shirt and hitting boot collar again before hitting the field.

From: Genesis
05-May-18

Genesis's Link
Just a reminder

05-May-18
Lyme disease was named from its original diagnosis in Lyme, CT

From: Woods Walker
05-May-18
When we're going to be working in an area where ticks may be we do as above and also will wrap duct tape around the pant cuff over the boot so it makes a solid barrier preventing the little SOBs from, "coming up from the basement".

From: bradbear
05-May-18
I saw a few adult Lone stars in KS last week. Buddy must have walked through a hatch/nest as he took about 60 nymph off and me and another buddy only took about 20 each of the nymph stage of a tick off

From: dgb
05-May-18
Last year I got Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever from a tick bite. Be careful out there!

From: Ben
05-May-18
I started using Sawyers spray (Permethrin) on my clothes several years ago. No more ticks or chiggers since. This stuff works great and Walmart had it on sale about 2 weeks ago for $2.50 a bottle so I bought 4 just to put on the shelf. One bottle usually lasts all season.

From: bad karma
05-May-18
Permethrin is great stuff. Spray, dry and be without ticks.

From: lewis
05-May-18
A friend of mine has that very allergy he can eat pork but no beef.We treat our clothes each year with a permethrin concentrate diluted with water we’re good to go for the year and we live and hunt in tick country Lewis

From: Genesis
06-May-18
Buy the concentrate at a farm supply and a couple of empty spray bottles and mix your on.The one ritual I’ve added to all my outdoor activities.

From: JTV
06-May-18
I spray down very heavily with tick spray/permethrin when I'm out turkey hunting, my liner clothes, next layers and leafy suit all get a huge dose as does my turkey pack/vest/seat and decoy bag ... if I go out for a walk/scouting I spray my jeans down, boots and tuck the jeans in the rubber boots, or spray the leather boots and socks down, I also spray down my top and my hat... Rhino Skin helps immensely also as my base layer, and it gets a good spray down ... I go thru about 4 cans of permethrin every year

From: leftee
06-May-18
Lymes has adversely affected my wife’s life (and therefore mine)for about 30 yrs.We go through a lot of Sawyers annually and I take extreme precautions having lived the consequences. ‘

From: Trial153
06-May-18
Ticks are already bad this year in NY, it pays to be diligent and spray your clothes and check yourself often

  • Sitka Gear