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Title: Ticks in CO Elk country
Post by: hbleemel on December 27, 2020, 08:51:31 AM
I was just curious if there are ticks in the mountain areas and how thick they tend to be? What is effective to prevent/deter them? I'll be hunting in mid-September.


I'm used to whitetail country in the midwest and by mid September I don't encounter many ticks if I'm not walking through tall weeds so never need any sprays.


Please share what your experience has been (not what you've heard please).


Thanks!
Title: Re: Ticks in CO Elk country
Post by: WW on December 28, 2020, 07:55:23 AM
Shouldn't be a problem. I have never had a tick on me or on my dogs in NW Colorado in the past 40 years.

Not saying it couldn't happen, But it's not a likely problem.
Title: Re: Ticks in CO Elk country
Post by: cohunter14 on December 28, 2020, 08:16:32 AM
Shouldn't be a problem. I have never had a tick on me or on my dogs in NW Colorado in the past 40 years.

Not saying it couldn't happen, But it's not a likely problem.



Agreed. I've never had an issue with them in Colorado either.
Title: Re: Ticks in CO Elk country
Post by: Wyo67 on December 28, 2020, 08:36:38 AM
I've never picked on up in Wyoming.  Way different than where I grew up in Missouri...