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#3607216 - 03/04/14 06:02 PM BSK.... ticks and good health deer?
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Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106352
Loc: TN

Watching tecomate on tv and the Morris dude said, after they killed a deer.....

What I like best is there are no ticks on this deer. That shows great nutrition right there.

Really ?
Youth is wasted on the young.

#3607234 - 03/04/14 06:24 PM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: RUGER]
10 Point

Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 3627
Loc: va beach


Sounds like BS. Though I imagine as a result of having no ticks a deer would be healthier than he if it had ticks all over it.

#3607260 - 03/04/14 06:37 PM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: pass-thru]
Master Chief
10 Point

Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 2988
Loc: Henderson County

If I were a tick, the more nutritient rich deer would seem like a tastier host.
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"It's not whatcha got, it's what you give." -Tesla

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#3607379 - 03/04/14 08:19 PM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: Master Chief]
Diehard Hunter
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Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6961
Loc: East Tennessee

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He obviously didn't look very close. While deer in poor condition may have excess parasite loads (as a result of or as a cause of the poor condition), even the healthiest of deer will have parasites, including ticks. Unless of course, there is a place where ticks don't exist.
The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold

#3607423 - 03/04/14 08:42 PM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
AT Hiker
6 Point

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 969
Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee

I guess if they gave the deer frontline its possible he didnt have ticks!

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
-John Muir

#3607433 - 03/04/14 08:52 PM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: AT Hiker]
Formerly "Spoon"

Registered: 10/05/04
Posts: 27433
Loc: Bartlett, TN

Killed a doe one Jan. day in Livingston, Al that her leg pits were covered in ticks. Never seen that many ticks on a deer before even killing some on opening day
Of archery season on TN
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#3607652 - 03/05/14 07:11 AM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: A.Hall]
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind

Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65967
Loc: Nashville, TN

I've seen some data suggesting healthier deer carry less ticks, but in a tick infested area, every deer is going to be loaded with ticks. Honestly, I can't imagine how a deer's health could prevent ticks from attaching.
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

#3607916 - 03/05/14 12:19 PM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: BSK]
Bayou Buck
10 Point

Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 2723
Loc: Spring Hill / Perry Co

Maybe I should go get a check up because they sure as heck like to crawl on me.
#3608208 - 03/05/14 05:40 PM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: Bayou Buck]
10 Point

Registered: 10/10/04
Posts: 3627
Loc: va beach

A few years ago I caught a mated pair of fox. When I skinned them, the male was covered with hundreds of ticks. Some still alive, some under the skin and long dead. His fur was also matted. The female had barely a tick. Yet they were running together. I think personal hygene was the difference. Probably pertains to deer at some level as well.
#3609341 - 03/06/14 09:22 PM Re: BSK.... ticks and good health deer? [Re: pass-thru]
4 Point

Registered: 08/07/13
Posts: 485
Loc: Wilson Co.

That is the kind of garbage that keeps me from watching hunting shows anymore.What a crock.
"If you hate yourself,hate your country,and you hate your surroundings,then vote democrat and check into a mental institution."-Mark Levin

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