being a deer related forum i would imagine that im not alone in thinking that there must be a better way of managing tick than to "build a big fence and shoot all the deer inside" i for one would love to see grouse back on a lot of our hills, but not at the demise of our deer forests.
so, just wondering what similarily minded peoples views are on managing tick.
my initial thoughts are things such as sheep as "tick mops", rubbing posts at feed sites or places where deer regulary gather which could be soaked in a product such as spot-on,
surely in this age we have the ability to make medicated grits which can treat for tick and medicated licks for deer which treat for tick, and possibly even getting your neibors involved if you can.
i just feel that while we should be trying to help the grouse i also feel that we should be treating our deer with alot more respect than some places do.
whats your views and ideas?