I started my Roe Buck cull later this year in May, and about the same time as last year. So far since last Thursday night with 6 clients over 6 outings we have accounted for 8 Bucks. Very good and 6 very happy clients.
However.............the tick burden is very high on all the deer taken. This is West Sussex and although ticks are found just about everywhere it would not in many peoples opinion be regarded as a hot spot for ticks. So why the post from me?
Well having contracted Lyme some years back it was from an infected tick on my lease in West Sussex. It would appear that as has been reported in a previous post that this year seems to be gearing up for a record year for ticks?
So guys, please be careful. We have already seen some posts regarding potential Lyme. This is not something you want to catch, therefore please be vigilant and if in ANY doubt about a bite go and get it checked straight away. Also make sure your dogs are also protected with front line or something similar. Lyme is spreading and can kill you or do permanent damage to parts of the body if not treated correctly.
Be vigilant and spray your hunting clothes with repellent.