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Deer ticks in the Catskills

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#1 CTM

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Posted December 04 2015 - 07:52 PM

I thought I would pass on a warning to those venturing into the Colchester area of upstate NY.
I have been coming to the area for 47 years and have been living here for over 20 of those years.
In the last two years I have had two deer ticks on me, with one imbedded in my stomach just
a few weeks ago. Thankfully I got him before he fed on my to long and no sign of any issues.

As a kid I ran all over these mountains and never even had a thought about a tick, and we never even heard of a deer tick
back in those days. Well sadly those days are over as they are here. My butcher conveyed that his dog got a deer tick bite last year and came down with some form of lyme disease.

So my PSA is to do the tick check.

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Posted December 04 2015 - 07:59 PM

Picked one up opening weekend. It's been unusually warm upstate.

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Posted December 04 2015 - 08:07 PM

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Posted December 04 2015 - 08:12 PM

My sons hunting partner got a Catskill buck last week while they were field dressing it they found 15 tick on the bucks hindquarter

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Posted December 04 2015 - 08:19 PM

Roscoe had a tick as well

#6 PaPaBear

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Posted December 06 2015 - 09:31 AM

if you have mammals and birds you have ticks
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Posted December 06 2015 - 10:01 AM

I had one dug in about a month ago. We were up in Harriman for a weekend hike and I found him when I got home, no telltale bullseye and no fever so screw it, I'm gtg.

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Posted December 06 2015 - 10:27 AM

I believe it takes 24 hours for lyme to "set in." thus finding them the first night ( mutual foreplay ?) is paramount.

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Posted December 06 2015 - 11:09 AM

if you have mammals and birds you have ticks

I used to have a bird feeder in my yard. I stopped a few years ago because of what they might be carrying

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Posted December 06 2015 - 12:02 PM

I live in the Pine Barrens and this year had 7 yes 7 ticks on various parts of my bod
Had a lyme test last week and it was negative
My dog who hangs with me had none thanks to Frontline

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Posted December 06 2015 - 12:42 PM

I believe it takes 24 hours for lyme to "set in." thus finding them the first night ( mutual foreplay ?) is paramount.

First night in a shelter with 6 guys so, no, no foreplay😬

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Posted December 06 2015 - 03:42 PM

if you have a tick on you do NOT put any thing on it so it will back out this is how you would get lime
if you find a tick on you using your finger nails pinch it at the head as close to your skin as you can get it the pinch and pull strate out
as long as the tick dose not regurgitate you should not get any limes

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Posted December 06 2015 - 09:45 PM

if you have a tick on you do NOT put any thing on it so it will back out this is how you would get lime
if you find a tick on you using your finger nails pinch it at the head as close to your skin as you can get it the pinch and pull strate out
as long as the tick dose not regurgitate you should not get any limes


Odd in that I was told the exact opposite. I was to told to cover the tick with something like vaseline or a thick liquid soap in order to cut off the ticks oxygen which in turn causes them to back out. They said not to attempt to pull the tick out as the odds are that you will cut the head off thus the tick is more likely to regurgitate.

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Posted December 06 2015 - 10:17 PM

Had one this year and everything I read, and a dr, said to pull it out like papa bear suggested.


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Posted December 06 2015 - 10:24 PM

You should not pull ticks out with your fingers, nor should you try to suffocate them (doesn't work).
Get a set of tick pullers http://www.amazon.co...lies/2975390011 which are designed to remove the tick without squeezing the head or body.

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Posted December 06 2015 - 10:52 PM

Odd in that I was told the exact opposite. I was to told to cover the tick with something like vaseline or a thick liquid soap in order to cut off the ticks oxygen which in turn causes them to back out. They said not to attempt to pull the tick out as the odds are that you will cut the head off thus the tick is more likely to regurgitate.


Papabear is right, although I'd recommend tweezers instead of fingers so you can get a better grip by the head. Grab at the head and pull straight.

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Posted December 06 2015 - 11:13 PM

I hunt in high elevations, and I don't usually find ticks during the winter. During the summer there are quite a few.

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Posted December 06 2015 - 11:13 PM

Papabear is right, although I'd recommend tweezers instead of fingers so you can get a better grip by the head. Grab at the head and pull straight.

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Negative. Grab BELOW the head. Thats what the tick pullers do.
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