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Postby PghDuckHunter » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:53 am

Im new to the area and this is my first season in MA but the ticks seem brutal this year. The locals I talk to seem to agree. Whats been the experience of the crew here?
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Postby Baymen Moe » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:12 am

My son and I walk the woods near my home. We do a pant leg check every 100 ft or so. Picked as many as 5 off my leg at a time so yes, they are bad.
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Postby Joser06 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:43 pm

I haven't had much of an issue with them this year but I haven't been pheasant hunting. I will say this spring I never had one on me. Even with all the trout fishing I do.
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Postby Professor_Leakey » Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:39 pm

i found quite a few on me during turkey season but have not had one during ducks...although i havent been hiking out to any spots thus far, just paddling to the blind. not sure how the dry weather is affecting them. last turkey season i think i found 20 on me in a 2 week span. theyre brutal.
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Postby woodduck14 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:27 pm

I haven't had many on me this year. Been out for pheasants a few times and only had 1 on my pants. Nasty little critters...
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Postby JTR » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:25 am

Picked more than 50 off the dog and myself last weekend.
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Postby cut'emalljack » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:56 pm

Halfway through my month-long antibiotic treatment for Lyme... yeah, you could say they're bad this year!
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Postby grr0202 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Ticks are definitely bad this year but some locals are worst than others such as the Cape. I was pulling off over 30 a day off my Lab there when I was vacationing the last week of Oct. She gets the Lyme vaccination every yr. I don't know why they can have this for dogs but not humans. I strongly recommend buying the product below if you spend a lot of time afield such as I do. I just started using it this year and I'm amazed at the results. I have had only two ticks on me this year and my guess is from them coming off the dog after I take my hunting clothes off because I never see them on my hunting clothes and I use to all the time. It really works great.

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Postby Professor_Leakey » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:36 pm

thank you, Mr. Sawyer.

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Postby Professor_Leakey » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:43 pm

cut'emalljack wrote:Halfway through my month-long antibiotic treatment for Lyme... yeah, you could say they're bad this year!


cut'em, i hope all goes well with the treatment. we obviously do not always see eye to eye, but all that b.s. is trumped by health issues. lyme is a beeatch and im sure i will get it one day, too. hope you kick lyme's arse. :beer:
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Postby GMC2500HD » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:38 pm

X2 on the permethrin, use it from march till December. Total must have for my line of work... Land clearing. Some days i felt like I was a tick going home, then got real paranoid after getting lyme


grr0202 wrote:Ticks are definitely bad this year but some locals are worst than others such as the Cape. I was pulling off over 30 a day off my Lab there when I was vacationing the last week of Oct. She gets the Lyme vaccination every yr. I don't know why they can have this for dogs but not humans. I strongly recommend buying the product below if you spend a lot of time afield such as I do. I just started using it this year and I'm amazed at the results. I have had only two ticks on me this year and my guess is from them coming off the dog after I take my hunting clothes off because I never see them on my hunting clothes and I use to all the time. It really works great.

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