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    keeping ticks off while hunting

    what are some good ways to keep ticks off without spooking deer with the smell of spray repellant? are there any scentless or scent-less products out there that work? I get ticks on me everytime i set foot in the woods, and I'm not trying to get lyme disease or the red meat allergy, but i want to shoot deer! what does everyone do about this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by echatham View Post
    what are some good ways to keep ticks off without spooking deer with the smell of spray repellant? are there any scentless or scent-less products out there that work? I get ticks on me everytime i set foot in the woods, and I'm not trying to get lyme disease or the red meat allergy, but i want to shoot deer! what does everyone do about this issue?
    theres two ways.... permethrin or hunt when it is cold

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    There is a thread on here about making your own tick repellent. It is permethrin.

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    Sawyers. You treat your clothing the night before and as far as I can tell it is odorless after drying.
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    I don't worry about it much because I ususally have pants tucked into Muck boots. If I hunted somewhere I kept running into enough ticks that bothered me, I use Off around my pants legs. Yes it stinks but if they can smell that they can smell you anyways.

    I have no idea what "red meat allergy is, but I have had Lymes and I still refuse to be over paranoid about ticks.
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    Yep. I use permethrin when the ticks are bad down here. Spray it on, wait overnight, then wear. Do not get it on your skin.
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    Rynoskin works! Plus it helps keep you cooler in warm weather. I use for turkey season and archery season in Tennessee. No ticks or ciggers. Friend told me about it as he has used for over 5 years now. I've used for last 2 years. You might find some on your outer clothing but NONE get to you. Be sure to get the hood too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by useyourbow View Post
    Sawyers. You treat your clothing the night before and as far as I can tell it is odorless after drying.
    Nice thing with Sawyers is they say it will last up to 6 washings.
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    I've been reading about this recently and have found cedar oil and rose geranium oil are natural tick repellents and will kill them on contact as well.

    I'm not really sold on the idea of using permethrin, but I also don't want to deal with ticks.

    Still tossed up about this.

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    Ticks are real bad this year. Im thinking that i want to try cedar. as its natural scent wont spook deer and it supposedly works. I cant wait for that first frost to get here to kill them things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RegisG View Post
    Rynoskin works! Plus it helps keep you cooler in warm weather. I use for turkey season and archery season in Tennessee. No ticks or ciggers. Friend told me about it as he has used for over 5 years now. I've used for last 2 years. You might find some on your outer clothing but NONE get to you. Be sure to get the hood too.

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    Use caution when using this type garment vs. repellent. The ticks could accompany you to your vehicle and crawl around on your seats until your unprotected. Just a thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdneckhillbilly View Post
    Nice thing with Sawyers is they say it will last up to 6 washings.

    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin@AimLow View Post
    I don't worry about it much because I ususally have pants tucked into Muck boots. If I hunted somewhere I kept running into enough ticks that bothered me, I use Off around my pants legs. Yes it stinks but if they can smell that they can smell you anyways.

    I have no idea what "red meat allergy is, but I have had Lymes and I still refuse to be over paranoid about ticks.
    Lol my friend is really paranoid about ticks. I went to his cabin and we went paintballing. When we got back he was freaking out cause he had 10 ticks on him. I was like go turkey hunting I have pulled in the 20's off of me.




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    sawyers sounds like the stuff to me. thanks guys!
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    Just bought a can of Sawyers myself after reading all this stuff. I rarely get them on me and have never been bit but I would like to keep it that way as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by useyourbow View Post
    Sawyers. You treat your clothing the night before and as far as I can tell it is odorless after drying.
    Sawyer is pre-packaged permethrin. Mix your own and you can may 6 gallons of it for the price of one can of Sawyers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs Bunnyy View Post
    Lol my friend is really paranoid about ticks.
    Obviously many people are paranoid. People trying so many things for them.
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    Sawyers worked for me last season...Or you could go for the Elimitick clothing which is inpregnated with perimetherin. I have Elimitick hood/face mask that is nice and light for warm weather but it work great as a base layer in colder weather.
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