Don’t Let Mosquitos and Ticks Ruin Your Hunting Season
Aug 22, 2016Kip Adams
As deer hunters, we put ourselves at risk every time we hit the woods. I’m not referring to firearms or archery accidents as they are actually quite rare. We stand a much better chance of…
Can Ticks Kill Fawns?
Jun 9, 2015Anthony Harris
A Missouri fawn photographed on June 1 by Sam Leatherman is a reminder of the impacts parasites can have on deer. The fawn can only be a few days old, yet its eyes and ears…
Ticked Off: No More Venison
Mar 12, 2015Josh Gamblin & James Kelly
On Thanksgiving Eve 2013, as I sat in the emergency room waiting area for the third time in less than a year laboring over each breath, I watched my forearms turn from pink to purple…
Preventing Lyme Disease
Aug 12, 2013Bruce Ingram
Two kinds of venomous snakes dwell in the mountains and valleys of Southwest Virginia where I live and hunt: the Northern copperhead and the much more dangerous timber rattler. I used to say that I…
Can Ticks Affect Antler Development?
Mar 2, 2012Joe Hamilton
Recently someone asked me if ticks had been known to affect antler development, and then I captured the pair of photos above on my trail-camera. That prompted me to give this question more thought. The…