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Title: Ticks
Post by: wahunter21 on March 15, 2017, 10:16:57 PM
So I've heard some people are finding them already. :bdid: I hate the little *censored*s with a passion. Anyone seeing them yet?
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Post by: Naches Sportsman on March 15, 2017, 10:29:31 PM
Had one crawling on me for a short time today. First one I have seen this year.
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Post by: Bone Chaser on March 15, 2017, 10:42:46 PM
Went shed hunting last weekend up in goldendale with my dad, I get a call from him later that night that he found a tick digging in on the back of his thigh. He burned it out and cleaned it with peroxide, but that wasn't enough. He ended up getting rocky Mountain spotted fever, and had to get antibiotics from the doctors. Not the best way to start the year in the woods.

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Post by: wastickslinger on March 16, 2017, 08:52:32 AM
Flicked over 20 off yesterday
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Post by: seth30 on March 16, 2017, 08:54:45 AM
Saw a post on FB about using one of those hair removing rollers.  It was covered in ticks :puke:  I plan on keeping one in the truck to catch any that are missed by the naked eye.
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Post by: blackveltbowhunter on March 16, 2017, 09:35:10 AM
I haven't been out much the last couple weeks, but prior to that I picked up one on the eastside, and flicked several off in southern oregon. The dog picked up several in Oregon, but i had not treated her yet, after treatment she was clean here. If its above freezing they are moving imo.
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Post by: jackmaster on March 16, 2017, 09:49:50 AM
 :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:
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Post by: wahunter21 on March 16, 2017, 12:50:18 PM
Anyone been finding them near Spokane or surrounding areas?
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Post by: fishngamereaper on March 17, 2017, 08:43:31 AM
Just pulled one from my dog hear on the wetside..going to be a bad year.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on March 17, 2017, 08:46:23 AM
I spray flea and tick spray on my pant and shirt cuffs. No ticks.
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Post by: notellumcreek on March 17, 2017, 09:26:22 AM
Went into some thick stuff yesterday on the west side with the dog... no ticks at all :dunno:
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Post by: yotesnmore on March 17, 2017, 11:09:03 AM
Found the first one on mine yesterday!
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Post by: Gun smoke on March 17, 2017, 11:37:34 AM
They are out around ellensburg, not unusual for this time of year. Don't forget to tick check !
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Post by: Old Man Yager on March 20, 2017, 07:32:38 AM
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:
Dude, I don't want to hear any more stories from you that involve you running around with your " boys in hand " !!!!! Lmfao :chuckle:
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Post by: trophyhunt on March 20, 2017, 08:18:27 AM
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:
Dude, I don't want to hear any more stories from you that involve you running around with your " boys in hand " !!!!! Lmfao :chuckle:
:yeah:
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Post by: quadrafire on March 20, 2017, 12:38:59 PM
I've had really good luck with this product. Spray my clothing down and let it dry before wearing. Gaiters seem to help as well (at least from getting under your pant legs)

http://www.target.com/p/sawyer-premium-clothing-insect-repellent-permethrin-24-oz-trigger-spray/-/A-50934668?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Patio+Garden+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Patio+Garden_Top%20Performers&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9033793&gclid=Cj0KEQjw-73GBRCC7KODl9zToJMBEiQAj1Jgf2Hqy1mKkSvvMw8YPdnxOLnIXN9uOpSutwfWe9HwDwIaAqDV8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Post by: 2MANY on March 20, 2017, 02:05:34 PM
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:
Dude, I don't want to hear any more stories from you that involve you running around with your " boys in hand " !!!!! Lmfao :chuckle:
:yeah:


JACKMASTER either works at Les Schwab or??????????
Title: Re: Ticks
Post by: Firedogg on March 20, 2017, 03:48:18 PM
 Read on another page two days ago someone camping in Wenaha came home with ticks on them and their dogs. They didn't know what they were and had pictures asking wth?
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Post by: Ironhead on March 20, 2017, 04:35:07 PM
I pulled two off one of my GSP's last week.
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Post by: GETOUTSIDE on March 21, 2017, 10:36:03 AM
Went out early Sunday morning on the south side of Spokane, that night driving home after working all day I had one crawling up the back of my neck... so yes, Spokane area they are popping up!
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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on March 25, 2017, 06:32:40 AM
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:nasty nasty nasty, I had one a long damn time ago, it got dug in on the side of my leg right next to my boys, I dropped my drawers and ran to the platoon medic with boys in hand and begged him to dig that nasty thing out of my leg  :yike: I baby powder ALL sensitive areas now !! Idk if it really works but ain't had one since  :tup: and the boys are always fresh and I NEVER GET  ass rash  :tup:




 :chuckle:
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Post by: runamuk on March 25, 2017, 07:24:06 AM
Baby powder has been found responsible for a certain genital cancer in women. 

As for ticks haven't seen any yet, still not convinced that isn't the cause of half my health issues. Stupid ticks.
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Post by: trophyhunt on March 25, 2017, 07:56:36 AM
I went for a quick walk behind my house the other day, a little bit later dishing up dinner I found one crawling up my neck.  Smallest tick I've seen, never had one on me over hear on the west side.  Hope that's not a sign of a very bad year, wonder if one more freeze would help kill them?
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Post by: brush hunter on March 25, 2017, 08:19:10 AM
Ticks suck, except this tick!
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Post by: jackelope on March 25, 2017, 08:28:48 AM
I went for a quick walk behind my house the other day, a little bit later dishing up dinner I found one crawling up my neck.  Smallest tick I've seen, never had one on me over hear on the west side.  Hope that's not a sign of a very bad year, wonder if one more freeze would help kill them?

The little ones tend to be the bad ones. Did it look like our normal sized ones over east? The deer ticks are the bad ones.
 
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Post by: boneaddict on March 25, 2017, 09:22:40 AM
Hard to believe this will be a bad year for them, after the winter we had.   
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Post by: Chase2008 on March 25, 2017, 03:02:55 PM
One of my pups picked one up today in our yard.  Burrowed into the top of her head
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Post by: boneaddict on March 26, 2017, 08:08:22 AM
.....then again, there aren't any deer to hop on to
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Post by: huntbow on March 26, 2017, 10:12:25 PM
Iv had one tick in my life.   a couple years ago i found one in my belly button hole while taking a shower after a day of hunting.  after i coaxed him outa there i couldn't believe how i never felt it.  you can feel the smallest sliver but not a big ol fat tick. :dunno:
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Post by: Pigfuz on March 27, 2017, 12:18:55 AM
I had one bite me today and found one crawling on my dog in SW Washington.
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Post by: ASHQUACK on March 27, 2017, 01:00:30 AM
A couple of years ago after coming back from turkey hunting I saw several on the ceiling of my truck. I sprayed it down with flea and tick killer, didn't matter every time I got in that truck I felt like I had one crawling on me. I eventually had to sell the truck (cheap) to someone that didn't care about them.
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Post by: pope on March 27, 2017, 04:52:01 AM
Lyme disease is carried by black-legged ticks west of the Cascade crest.

https://depts.washington.edu/ceeh/downloads/FF_Lyme_Disease.pdf (https://depts.washington.edu/ceeh/downloads/FF_Lyme_Disease.pdf)

East of the crest, there is little to worry about. After climbing Snow Creek Wall in May or June, we used to go to Gustav's in Leavenworth for burgers and beer. I remember pouring beer in an ash tray, then finding ticks (scalp, neck, you name it) and placing them in the beer bath. Great entertainment while we waited for the burgers and fries. On the west side of the slope, the first few warm (70+ degrees) days are when you generally need to be cautious, although I'm hearing from multiple sources that ticks are out early this year.
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on March 27, 2017, 06:59:52 AM
probably not as early as the past couple years since they were way milder.
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Post by: Gun smoke on May 02, 2017, 07:57:22 AM
Thanks a lot huntbow ! Just had to check my belly button hole ! Nasty little things  .
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Post by: seth30 on May 02, 2017, 08:10:20 AM
Just got back from spring bear scouting in 117 and the warden that checked us had one on his shirt walking around.  :puke:  Every time I get over to the dry side either I get them or someone around me.  Tried that tick spray and nothing for me, hope it continues that way.  Thanks for the info about which side carries Lyme diseases.   :tup:
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Post by: Rob Allen on May 02, 2017, 08:30:43 AM
Couple simple  tricks that  help.

1. Pull your socks up over your pant legs so they can't  crawl up
2. Wear a shirt you can tuck into  your pants  with  long sleeves  and tight wrist  cuffs.

At least make  them work for  it.
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Post by: 7mmfan on May 02, 2017, 08:58:28 AM
Spent Sunday in the Teanaway hiking around, and have always had bad luck with ticks in the area, especially this time of year. I sprayed my clothes down with Permithrin the night before, tucked my shirt in and wore gators. No ticks on me at all, never even saw one. Sprayed the dog with flea/tick repellant before we hit the woods, and also sprayed her collar with Permithrin the night before. No ticks on her either, which is a first. My Dad had no repellant on, and found several throughout the day and on the ride home. Nothing dug in, just crawling around. I'm sold on the Permithrin treatment.
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Post by: Yakirack on May 02, 2017, 08:59:28 AM
My son and I both got bit two weeks ago and brushed off about 40 of them.
Had to pull out the matches and tweezers to get it out of my rib-cage area. Felt like i got hit in the side by a hammer. I never knew they hurt that bad, but it was dug in my skin good. Head and shoulders were burrowed in my skin and back legs still out.

My pup had one on her ear after i took her to the park in Yakima.




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Post by: KopperBuck on May 02, 2017, 11:28:04 AM
FWIW - I keep any ticks that have attached us or my animals in the event I need testing done.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on May 02, 2017, 11:36:03 AM
My son and I both got bit two weeks ago and brushed off about 40 of them.
Had to pull out the matches and tweezers to get it out of my rib-cage area. Felt like i got hit in the side by a hammer. I never knew they hurt that bad, but it was dug in my skin good. Head and shoulders were burrowed in my skin and back legs still out.

My pup had one on her ear after i took her to the park in Yakima.

A drop of peppermint essential oil and they'll withdraw by themselves.
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Post by: Curly on May 02, 2017, 11:39:56 AM
I have to say, I was a little nervous to open this thread.  I thought there may be pics of the little buggers.  Just seeing pic of a tick makes my skin crawl.  :o

Thankfully, no pics of tics.  Good job. :tup:
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on May 02, 2017, 11:40:16 AM
I heard it helps if someone pee's on it. :chuckle:
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Post by: pianoman9701 on May 02, 2017, 12:18:18 PM
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Post by: tritt007 on May 02, 2017, 01:06:29 PM
That's a pretty sweet video pianoman , thanks for sharing . I was turkey hunting at my uncles place in dalkena last week and as soon as I petted one of his mutts I had a big tick crawling on my hand.
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Post by: quadrafire on May 02, 2017, 01:13:47 PM
For those of you that want to broaden your tick knowledge and impress your friends
Here you go

https://phys.org/news/2013-10-microscope-equipped-camera-pierce-adhere.html
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Post by: 3nails on May 02, 2017, 01:39:48 PM
 Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.
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Post by: Special T on May 02, 2017, 01:42:48 PM
Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.
Whatcom and Skagit counties seem pretty safe I've not seen any in the woods around here but we are wetter than most places. I've heard of several people south of olympia but nothing up here. You guys should be ok. Between the colder weather and flooding/feet of snow if they didn't freeze they drowned!

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Post by: highside74 on May 02, 2017, 01:45:52 PM
Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.

We have them in Eatonville. Just had one on my dog. Couple years ago I got one stuck to my chest whike walking a puece of property we were looking at.
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Post by: beechedshark on May 02, 2017, 01:52:28 PM
Bad year for ticks in western WA. Work as a forestry tech in Lewis and Cowlitz county and the dog and I are picking multiples off every day. Friday my husband must have brushed against a tick nest and got into the truck. Ticks everywhere.
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Post by: seth30 on May 02, 2017, 02:40:12 PM
Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.
Got one on me in Skagit county a few years ago. 
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Post by: luckyman on May 02, 2017, 04:20:18 PM
Found one this time last year in mt Vernon while working on my truck.
Reading this thread has me itching and scratching.
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Post by: Special T on May 02, 2017, 04:22:52 PM
Uh oh....

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Post by: gaddy on May 02, 2017, 04:32:37 PM
One was crawling on the little cooler I use as a tackle box the other day. Had the wife put a small toothed comb in the shower. I hate ticks. The Sawyers stuff works best for me.
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Post by: gaddy on May 02, 2017, 04:38:20 PM
OK, now i am sitting here after fishing on the bank for a few hours and my nuts start itching. Now the crack of my ass is itching. Crap  I should have never opened this thread. Off to the shower.
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Post by: DaveMonti on May 02, 2017, 04:40:30 PM
I grew up in the NE part of the country.  My days after school, weekends, and all summer were spent outside in the "country".  Ticks were an every day thing to us.  I have picked thousands off of me, had hundreds dug into me, and even had one gorge on my blood and blow up to about the size of a grape.  To me, they were similar to mosquitos, just a nuisance.  We were always told stories about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but I never knew of anyone who had it.  In my adult years, I heard of a FEW people getting Lyme back east, but these were second hand accounts. 

If you Google search "Lyme Disease Heat Map" you will see a map of Lyme Disease in the US from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/maps.html (https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/maps.html). 

Same for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/tickbornediseases/rmsf.html (https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/tickbornediseases/rmsf.html)

As you can see from the maps, it is exceedingly rare in Washington State for anyone to get either of these diseases, especially when you compare WA to the states of high incidence.  It looks to me from a quick glance of the maps that there were less than 2 dozen cases combined state wide in WA in 2015. 

It's just a different frame of reference when I hear people saying "I had a tick on me in 2007 after camping one 4th of July".  As I said, it was like a mosquito to us, and very little harm was done.  While it's gross to think of a bug biting you and sucking your blood, it is exactly what a mosquito does.

I just want to assure everyone that if you have a tick on you, or even a hundred, it is HIGHLY unlikely you will come down with a disease here in Washington State (according to the CDC).  You really don't have to run off to the ER if one is on you, just pick it off and watch where it bit you for a few days.  If you get a fever or the dreaded "target spot", get to a doctor, but for the sake of my insurance bills, having one on you isn't a reason to run off to an expensive ER visit! 

I've never had a tick borne illness that I'm aware of, and like I said, they were so common that nobody batted an eye about them. 
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Post by: Whitenuckles on May 02, 2017, 05:57:18 PM
Found a few in me this year. I had one crawling on my neck about 3 days after being in the woods. I shower at least once a day, sometimes twice. I wonder where he came from? :dunno:
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Post by: Naches Sportsman on May 02, 2017, 08:51:21 PM
Been in the woods going on 30 days straight and noticed they've really come on thick the past 10 days. One day I forgot to spray myself with permethrin and picked off 19 over the course of the day.
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Post by: Barbarossa13 on May 02, 2017, 09:39:27 PM
We were working off highway 20 outside of New Halem last week.  Pulled 5 ticks off each other in 4 days.  Other then that only pulled one off the hound probably 15 years ago, strange year. 
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Post by: Curly on May 02, 2017, 09:49:12 PM
I think I'm going to have my wife check me for ticks now......i hope she isn't mad when I wake her up. 8)
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Post by: Special T on May 02, 2017, 10:19:50 PM
We were working off highway 20 outside of New Halem last week.  Pulled 5 ticks off each other in 4 days.  Other then that only pulled one off the hound probably 15 years ago, strange year.
Wow I've never had any around lake Cavanaugh and figured the wet would keep them at bay.  New halem is prettybwet country.

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Post by: elkrack on May 03, 2017, 10:00:37 AM
I picked a bunch off in the NE corner this last weekend 👎🏻
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Post by: Barbarossa13 on May 03, 2017, 12:11:43 PM
Special T-
We were surprised with how wet of a winter we've had there were so many ticks up there as well.
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Post by: gaddy on May 03, 2017, 01:14:13 PM
Found a few in me this year. I had one crawling on my neck about 3 days after being in the woods. I shower at least once a day, sometimes twice. I wonder where he came from? :dunno:

After weekend of turkey hunting, I had the same thing happen. I had showered, used a fine tooth comb, the works. I got to thinking and sure enough, went out and checked the truck only to find one of the little buggers on the seat cover. They had dropped off on the way home, hung out a day or two and attacked while I was coming home from work. Sneekey little buggers.
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Post by: Jimmer on May 07, 2017, 08:41:26 AM
Had two on me yesterday while I was sighting in my 22 mag on my property near Chewelah. Wasn't even near brush or trees and only there an hour.
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Post by: fish vacuum on May 27, 2017, 05:12:44 PM
Has anyone ever seen a tick in western WA? In 48 years I've never seen one in Whatcom county. I spend almost all my spare time in the woods year round too.
I get a couple on me every year in snohomish, skagit, and whatcom counties. In August I found one on me in the truck after bear hunting around Darrington. During deer season I had another one that got past my gaiters, up my pant leg, and embedded into my calf. Had a friend's dog get 4 or 5 on him in just an hour of walking around a clear cut near the Sauk.
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Post by: erk444 on May 27, 2017, 07:49:29 PM
I've found quite a few over the years in western wa. Some at st helens, some around greenwater, and even some on the islands. Found one on me from anderson island years ago and shot a buck in the san juans who had at least a dozen on him.
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Post by: SGTDuffman on May 27, 2017, 08:03:13 PM
This hasn't made it's way up here yet that I'm aware of, but I'm dreading the day. Tick born red meat allergy called alpha-gal. Ironically you get bit by a tick that bit a deer and you can't eat venison or any other game meat for the rest of your life.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.today.com/amp/health/tick-bites-linked-rising-number-meat-allergies-t84821