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You guys are seriously missing a trick here, I've been hunting ticks for years now and class it as one of my favourite fieldsports. I stand in long grass in my deerskin leggings and pick them off with a .177 Webley tempest. Lately I've been trying decoys ticks that I construct out of knob pins with legs attached along the lines of fishing flies and my best bag using decoys is forty seven shot over standing rape. When funds allow I'm going to invest in an aimpoint or similar sight as I've always wanted to try my hand at running tick....

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As some of you know,I shoot goats a bit,and over the years EVERY SINGLE GOAT IVE SHOT WERE COVERED IN TICKS,and I've dragged them back for hours at times,and carried them in my car,and I've never once had one attached to me,and I've found 2 on the one dog in all that time,and I've looked carefully believe me.....the things creep me out,... hopefully it stays that way

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35 minutes ago, jigsaw said:

As some of you know,I shoot goats a bit,and over the years EVERY SINGLE GOAT IVE SHOT WERE COVERED IN TICKS,and I've dragged them back for hours at times,and carried them in my car,and I've never once had one attached to me,and I've found 2 on the one dog in all that time,and I've looked carefully believe me.....the things creep me out,... hopefully it stays that way

Well, I must taste like the finest filet mignon because I can't go near a roe buck without at least a dozen of the c**ts dining on me. :laugh:

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8 hours ago, Our team said:

Rub lavinder on your clothing before you go out or smoke cigarettes while out.. 

Ticks or cancer, what a dilemma eh 

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10 hours ago, Greyman said:

I do have some of those and they are really good at pulling the feckers out but a friend of mine has a cocker that gets ticks round it’s jowels and will bite if you try to remove them so I cover them in Vaseline and it suffocates them 👍 most of my life I’ve just stuck the red end of a fag on them and pulled them out problem free, out of interest does anyone actually no someone that has actually caught lymes not a mate of a mates nans sons best mates cousin but a direct person you no well ??? 

Yes, a bloke that would be mid 50s to 60 by now, lenny from Cardiff. Caught it from carrying a big one over his shoulders, he was a hunting mate of my dad's that use to visit when in plymouth. That would be late 90s, early millennium and it was well and truelly f***ing him up then. 

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I was told if your in an area where the deer carry alot of ticks is to let the carcase cool before handling too much. Is this the best way or not ? 

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54 minutes ago, C.green said:

I was told if your in an area where the deer carry alot of ticks is to let the carcase cool before handling too much. Is this the best way or not ? 

once the host animal has cooled ,they will look for  another host.....more than likely the next dog that goes in the boot🙈...maybe carry a roe sack and take what meat you want out in the field👍

 

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1 hour ago, Chaseorbechased said:

Must be more down south than up north 

The Uists here are the Lyme disease hot-spot in the UK! Just saying.

There's a thing here that the red/brown ticks are deer and the black/dark are sheep etc, and it's the red that more likely to carry lymes!

You can quote me, but doesn't make me right or an expert!!

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19 minutes ago, Daniel cain said:

once the host animal has cooled ,they will look for  another host.....more than likely the next dog that goes in the boot🙈...maybe carry a roe sack and take what meat you want out in the field👍

 

Rather them on dogs than myself lol. This time of year i have those cheap flea collars on the lurcher and regularly advocate. 

 

To be fair ive carried a few cold and fresh crawling with allsorts but only had them on me a couple of times one thing i cant stand like when ya catch a rabbit full of fleas or a fox with mange makes me itch just thinking about it.

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5 minutes ago, C.green said:

Rather them on dogs than myself lol. This time of year i have those cheap flea collars on the lurcher and regularly advocate. 

 

To be fair ive carried a few cold and fresh crawling with allsorts but only had them on me a couple of times one thing i cant stand like when ya catch a rabbit full of fleas or a fox with mange makes me itch just thinking about it.

We use broadine on the dogs now as front line just didn't do the task.

I've a long batlle over many years with ticks, and I aint no spring chicken. Having the wife extract em from the crack of ye arse at 3am brings on a whole new meaning of commitment though 😂

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Guess I must be lucky, I cannot remember the last I seen ticks on Deer up here.

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3 hours ago, delswal said:

Guess I must be lucky, I cannot remember the last I seen ticks on Deer up here.

You are lucky as soon as I see the long grass all swirled round from the deers feeding I no I will have ticks on the dogs when I get in 

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