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Yeah, not good!  I had one crawl up my pant leg last week standing on a buddy's lawn. Hopefully they aren't bad at my usual turkey hunting spot!

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1 hour ago, theoutdoorguy said:

when turkey hunting what can you do to have a fighting chance against them

The best defense for hunters is spraying your  clothes/gear with a permethrin spray.

Can't buy it for human use in Canada, but TSC stores sells a spray called Ultra Shield for horses that contains the same % of permethrin as sold in the U.S. for human use.

I sprayed all my outer camo clothes & gear with it last year before the turkey season, and no ticks.

Did it again in the fall before archery deer season started - no ticks.

Just had all the gear hung out last week and doused everything to get ready for this spring's hunt.

Supposed to last for 7-9 weeks before you need to reapply.

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I found a spray at the tsc store online and it contains this  Contains 0.05 % Pyrethrin, 0.5 % Piperonyl Butoxide & 0.1 % Permethrin

is that friendly for humane use and what did your ultra spry have

On ‎2017‎-‎04‎-‎17 at 9:31 PM, genec said:

The best defense for hunters is spraying your  clothes/gear with a permethrin spray.

Can't buy it for human use in Canada, but TSC stores sells a spray called Ultra Shield for horses that contains the same % of permethrin as sold in the U.S. for human use.

I sprayed all my outer camo clothes & gear with it last year before the turkey season, and no ticks.

Did it again in the fall before archery deer season started - no ticks.

Just had all the gear hung out last week and doused everything to get ready for this spring's hunt.

Supposed to last for 7-9 weeks before you need to reapply.

 

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Do not spray yourself or pets with permethrin products...it is very toxic when applied to the skin!!!!!

Apply to clothing in a well ventilated area and do not put clothing on until completely dry....then it is safe to wear.

The first time I tried it was after turkey hunting when I had lots of ticks. After the spray dried I shook the clothing out and two dead ticks fell out of a pocket.

Never had a tick on me after that.

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