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#6741617 - 04/21/17 12:08 AM Bioligist doing Tick fever study
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Biologist are setting up feeders of their own on our place to do a Tick fever survey. I didn't get a chance to speak with the biologist. I believe there were a few cows down the road from us that died from tick fever last hunting season. Just wondering what's their plan?

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#6741630 - 04/21/17 05:02 AM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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most dont know it but mice are the biggest carrier of ticks.


Pretty good article

https://entomologytoday.org/2015/03/30/u...t-lyme-disease/
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#6741887 - 04/21/17 10:36 AM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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When I did the archery hunt down at Laguna Atacosa NWR last November, folks from the FDA were doing tick surveys on everything that was brought into the check station. We had to wrap the animal in a tarp before loading it into a vehicle. We were also required to freeze any part that we wanted to keep that had some hide on it. They are now doing helicopter culling of the nilgai in an attempt to control the tick.
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#6741889 - 04/21/17 10:41 AM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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Wonder if they are doing this all over the state? And is the research mostly from the prospective of getting info about Lyme Disease?
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#6741901 - 04/21/17 10:58 AM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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The ticks have been bad at our place since last hunting season. We haven't been down to the place where at least someone in the group hasn't gotten a tick on them. Last year I quit bow hunting because even with OFF etc. I was still getting multiple ticks on me every hunt.
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#6741911 - 04/21/17 11:07 AM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
The ticks have been bad at our place since last hunting season. We haven't been down to the place where at least someone in the group hasn't gotten a tick on them. Last year I quit bow hunting because even with OFF etc. I was still getting multiple ticks on me every hunt.


Wow. What part of the state is that?

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#6741929 - 04/21/17 11:20 AM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: Txhuntr2]
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Same as always south Texas.

The real reason we need a wall from Mexico is zag safety

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#6741932 - 04/21/17 11:22 AM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: BenBob]
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Originally Posted By: BenBob
Wonder if they are doing this all over the state? And is the research mostly from the prospective of getting info about Lyme Disease?


No it has nothing todo with Lyme. it's actually Rhipicephalus. This is about ag safety more then deer or nilgi. It's TAHC and Feds not TPWD. They had additional positive outside quarantine area. Lots of deer about to get ivamec laced corn.

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#6742016 - 04/21/17 12:34 PM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: BenBob
Wonder if they are doing this all over the state? And is the research mostly from the prospective of getting info about Lyme Disease?


No it has nothing todo with Lyme. it's actually Rhipicephalus. This is about ag safety more then deer or nilgi. It's TAHC and Feds not TPWD. They had additional positive outside quarantine area. Lots of deer about to get ivamec laced corn.


Yep. The main reason Laguna Atascosa NWR is waging war against the fever tick is the surrounding ranches are in danger of not being able to sell their cattle. I recently spoke with a TPWD biologist at a local WMA about this. His opinion on the best way to control the tick is to allow cattle treated with a pesticide to graze in the affected area. Like Bobo said though, it's not a TPWD issue. The feds are running the show.
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#6742045 - 04/21/17 12:52 PM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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Used to be a big problem down on the Rio Grande with cows moving back and forth across the river and spreading tick fever. I wonder how much more Ivomec laced corn will be price-wise? I also wonder what other type of benefits the deer will reap from this study?
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#6742073 - 04/21/17 01:15 PM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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According to the rancher, Tick Fever doesn't harm deer mostly live stock.

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#6742108 - 04/21/17 01:38 PM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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So deer just help transport the ticks around, but don't suffer from tick fever symptoms? And the reason deer are targeted in these studies is the biologist are trying to cut out some of the middle men in getting the ticks to the cattle?
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#6742135 - 04/21/17 02:13 PM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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I'm guessing their strategy is to put out corn with something in it that remains in the bold long enough to kill the ticks that attach to deer. I know their putting out six corn feeders on our place, and we have 13 of our own that are throwing corn now but its not medicated, they may ask us if they can shutdown some of our feeders to concentrate the deer to their feeders.

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#6742164 - 04/21/17 02:57 PM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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Sooooo what if any dangers to people does this fever tick pose? Ive been bit by a few dozen bang
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#6742172 - 04/21/17 03:04 PM Re: Bioligist doing Tick fever study [Re: spg]
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So have I redchevy, I can go in the field with 10 people and I'll be the only one to have a tick on me at the end of the day. They must like my stinch.

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