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Offline SpurInSpokane

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Re: NE WA Moose Study
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2017, 10:15:48 AM »
If I'm reading this page right, the ticks DON'T die in frost, just become inactive: http://www.tickencounter.org/faq/seasonal_information

Anyone else have a different take/source?

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Re: NE WA Moose Study
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2017, 12:13:36 PM »
The ticks last year were no joke.  My son shot a nice buck up on the camas prairie in Idaho.  I have never seen so many ticks!  They were on every square inch of that deer.  I feel like we put that deer out of its misery.  It was a very healthy, big bodied deer, but the ticks were out of control.

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Re: NE WA Moose Study
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2017, 12:40:49 PM »
Nice little review of the literature here, actually:
https://www.qdma.com/burning-questions-can-fire-reduce-tick-abundance/



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Re: NE WA Moose Study
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2017, 06:50:17 PM »
I am curious about the results of this study. Just as I am the past 2 years in the hunting regs the state is asking our help to report all moose sightings.. I find it ironic after a wolf population takes hold they ask for help on moose sightings.
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Re: NE WA Moose Study
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2017, 07:21:59 PM »
As a barometer, I killed a very large, healthy cow northwest of Mount Spokane in November and I did not find a single tick on her.  I also seen a number of other moose close up that I thought also did not have any ticks on them.
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