Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
brassman

deer ticks?

Recommended Posts

brassman    0
brassman

I found over a dozen ticks imbedded in both my labs in the last week or two, anybody else seeing a lot of ticks around lately? confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BLACKJACK    3
BLACKJACK

I've found a few on my dogs - and me frown.gif in the last couple of weeks. Not sure if they were deer ticks or regular ticks though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Harmonica Bear    0
Harmonica Bear

I kid you not; I bet I have pulled 200+ ticks off my dog since opening weekend. I am hunting areas around Mille Lacs and they are just thick! I am using Bios pot, plus I have been using a spray in conjunction and those suckers (pardon the pun) are relentless. 95% I've pulled off have not been embedded, and the ones that were have all been on his head/face were dead. But, they've all been deer ticks. I guess it's nothing new in that area, but darn it's a bit worrisome (lymes etc). I suppose a guy/gal should look up on-line for early symptoms signs...confused.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Northland Sportsman    0
Northland Sportsman

I have seen a lot of deer ticks in the past two weeks! I have had them on me and my dog. My brother's dog and a friends dog also have been treated for lymes within the last month. They are out in a bad way, so don't put away the frontline and OFF just yet!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME    0
LABS4ME

I pulled close to 100 deer ticks off my Cocker after just 2 hours of grouse hunting with him last Saturday.

I just got off the phone to schedule my dog to go in for his Lymes vaccination on Monday. My vet just recieved his shipment of Lymes vaccine from Merriel. This is the new vaccine that is proven in all clinical tests to be 100% effective against Lymes. It produses an "outer surface protein" on the dog's skin and when a tick bites the dog, the protein is ingested into the tick and kills the Lyme bacteria inside the tick before it can be transferred to the host. Pretty cool stuff! It is the predessessor to the next human vaccine.

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ReelTimes    0
ReelTimes

Yep, there bad right now. Labs, hows that cocker doing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bushwacker    0
Bushwacker

Just last night I found 7 on my lab. Thank goodness he had his lyme vaccination three weeks ago!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME    0
LABS4ME

He's doing well in the limited hunting he's seen so far. I had him to the game farm a couple weeks ago and got the light bulb turned on and he hunted great this past weekend, just not enough birds were seen. 2 flushes way out ahead of us and he flushed up a woodcock that held nice and tight... he flushed it maybe 15' from me...

I got him somewhat steady to shot and retrieving dead birds well, but he needs to gain some confidence with cripples. He naturally quarters at about 10-20 yards and I thought it was to close at the game farm, but I can see a real benefit to that in the woods. He is showing that he has a rel good nose, he just needs to learn to use it to find a bird if it has moved.... he really concentrates on the area where it was at, and not where it has went.

All in all, I'm happy with his progress for being 11 months old. The fun really begins now and for the rest of the fall!

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom7227    22
Tom7227

Do those products such as Frontline do any good? A vet suggested that I use it on my puppy. Paid $56 for a pack at a large pet comany chain and then found it for $26 on the net. But the farm store sells another line for about $12. I'm confused on what works and how much to spend. Anyone have and solid info?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME    0
LABS4ME

Frontline is actually a medication that attacks the bugs central nervous system and is not toxic (per se') to the dog. It is more waterproof and generally is accepted as a better treatment.

All the 'cheap' versions rely on insecticides(?) (usually permithrin or pyrithin) to kill the ticks and can be harder on the animal.

I have used both versions. I believe Frontline holds a slight edge, but have had pretty good results with Bio-spot and K-9 advantix.

The dogs that are going to hunt the woods (the Cocker) gets Frontline, the labs are all on Bio-spot.

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jigging-matt    0
jigging-matt

Tom, I have had great luck with the Biospot. Have noticed when he gets towards the end of the 30 day cycle if he has been in the water a lot he might pick up a tick here or there, but a couple of my firends use it on their dogs to and have had great luck. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ely Lake Expert    0
Ely Lake Expert

All you guys talking about all these deer ticks is scary. I am yet to see one this fall and I hope I don't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kallista    0
Kallista

I haven't see one at all, i been all over fernburg and echo, on all the paths.. nothing. Which i know when i lived here before, if i cut my grass i had some..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
R. Miller    0
R. Miller

Just got back from Mille Lacs Wildlife Area with my old Brittany today. Shot 3 grouse in a couple hours...but have pulled 76 deer ticks off my dog so far. I use frontline for her, but I'm telling you, the deer ticks are bad around Mille Lacs right now. Luckily, I was able to spot them with her white coat. I pulled 50 after each stop on the way home. And another 26 while I rised her off at home! That's after only three hours in the woods frown.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ReelTimes    0
ReelTimes

Sounds like he is progressing well. With young dogs on grouse, I have always liked to do tracking drills with recently shot birds whenever I had the chance. I'm sure you will have a great fall.

I live up in St. Louis County and we don't normally have that many deer ticks but I have definitely seen more this year then other years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishroger    0
fishroger

Live in crow wing cty. There are plenty of deer ticks here. Had 2 stuck on myself. Could barely see them, there so small. Havent seen alot on dog. He has frontline and had a shot for ticks. Seems to work. Didnt see many until we had the wet weather about a month ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
finnbay    0
finnbay

Live in the Babbitt/Ely area and have pulled several ticks from my labs, and a deer tick from myself within the last week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
settersit    0
settersit

I can't think of a better momment when you see your pup realize what it was put on earth for. The genes from a successfull breeding come into play and the future is wide open. Enjoy the ride, and the years of companionship to follow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LABS4ME    0
LABS4ME

Thanks Settersit. I agree! The young ones are the best to watch. I love when their expressions change from confusion to "oh...I get it", all in a matter of one bird! It's like a 1st kiss. There is only one 1st! And we never forget it!!!

Good Luck!

Ken

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2thepointsetters    51
2thepointsetters

between 150-200 deer ticks on the dog tonight, and one embedded in me. I going to get him vacinated tmorrow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
swedishpimple    0
swedishpimple

Yep...deer ticks are bad in the Bemidji area too. my dog only had 1 hunting partners had some on them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2thepointsetters    51
2thepointsetters

Quote:

between 150-200 deer ticks on the dog tonight, and one embedded in me. I going to get him vacinated tmorrow.


Just called the vet and they cant give to vaccine for two weeks now because he was exposed to so many deer ticks.

I wish I would have known about the vacanation early.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DRH1175    0
DRH1175

Was out yesterdy by Kerrick and after hunting just one spot I pulled about 50 to 75 deer ticks off my golden. She has the lymes vaccine I also use frontline well into November. Actually I freshened her up before going whatever tick found the frontline was dead. but still 90% were still crawling. I combed her hair and bathed her when we got home. I am thinking next year I may do a double treatment frontline and like bio spot 2 weeks apart. gonna aske the vet about that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
R. Miller    0
R. Miller

When I found 77 deer ticks on my Britt around the Mille Lacs area Friday...I didn't find a single one on myself. And I've checked for about 3 days straight! I was wearing my Filson oil tin cloth chaps. Maybe ticks can't latch onto that material as well as other pants and clothing? That's the only thing I can think of.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jaybird    0
Jaybird

I've hunted my two labs for grouse in the Cross Lake area 2 weekends and near Grand Marais for one. I didn't see any ticks on the beasts on the Grand Marais hunt, but the ticks in the Cross Lake area are beyond belief. Counting them would be impossible, but I pulled hundreds off each dog each weekend. Most were the kind with the reddish rear-end, but there were also smaller ones, too, many of which I assume are deer ticks. I was brushing them off with a wire hair brush and burning them by the dozen. As I speak you can pull the fur back on their necks and their skin is dark with imbedded ticks. They are both immunized, so I'm not overly concerned about them, but I anticipate lots of the nasty little critters crawling around in my house. Of course, I've pulled several off of myself, also.

Is there any kind of shampoo or anything that will kill the imbedded ticks en masse?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Sunset Lodge
      Hello from the NW Angle of Lake of the Woods!

      Water temps are hovering in the low 60’s despite the very fall like weather we are experiencing. 

      The scenic Canadian shore lines are coming to life with various critters. Otter, bear and more making preparations for the coming winter.

      Walleye fishing in Canada is excellent with a jig and minnow or shiner. The most productive environment has been gaps at 15-18’ with plenty of current present. Good numbers of perch are being caught off deep edges or reefs at 30’ or more. Crappies are a little more difficult this week, the best chances are on a light set up.

      Around Minnesota, walleyes can still be had with a crankbait but favored methods are switching over to a jig tipped with a shiner on main lake points between 20 and 24’. 

      Muskies are moving deeper with anglers transitioning from casting to trolling. There is still time to boat a big fall fish!

      We hope to see you soon!
      Sunset Lodge
    • leech~~
      Welcome to the forum. Give it a month and throw it on C/list, it should go then.
    • rundrave
        Im not a waterfowl guy and dont do a lot of it. But isn't that why you retriever guys do blind retrieves? My GSP's dont always mark down birds either and I just send them with hand signals. I think its just something we have worked on over time. Do you know anyone that has access to a zinger winger launcher etc. That's about the only other way to replicate it with out doing the real thing.
    • monstermoose78
      Thanks Dave this seemed to help with grouse, woodcocks,and ducks.  How does a guy get a dog to stay focused on the sky watching for birds? Finn did great at sitting or laying down for ducks but he does not watch for them so he does not mark the birds then. Any ideas to get him to do this?  
    • Mike89
      one of the  rivers will do ya...
    • jb bj
    • Guatican
      So a buddy and I are looking to see where we can get on some nice Pike action around the Kato area. We have no access to a boat so we'll be doing it from shore. Any insight on a good pike or any game fish bite would be awesome! Fall tends to be our Achilles's heel. 
    • Troy Smutka
      9/25/17     Hunted the hot, steamy MN duck opener on a public lake in central MN. Could see lightning to the west and north all morning until the sun came up. Must have been some serious lightning in those storms that were 100 miles away. Could still see the flashes, but of course could not hear any thunder. Saturday morning we saw the most bluewing teal I have seen on an opener since the 1980s. Must have seen a thousand teal and hundreds of mallards and wood ducks. Weren't in the best spot since we were the third boat on the lake, but still managed to shoot some teal and wood ducks. Busy watching ducks all morning. The teal I cleaned were migrators with quite a bit of fat--none on the wood ducks. Sunday morning was a different day--most of the teal were gone and the mallards and wood ducks were more wary. Managed two juvenile mallards. Think the shooting and the weather front moving in got a lot of the BWT on their way further south. All in all, a decent start to the MN waterfowl season, especially considering the temps were more like mid August. See what this weather and some cooler temps brings to the decoys this weekend. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • delcecchi
      Any thoughts as to which will hold up better, or be easier to fix?
    • Rick
      With 59 state forests that cover 4.2 million acres, Minnesota state forests are a great place to view fall color, according to the Department of Natural Resources.  “Forests with a mix of deciduous and coniferous trees offer a wonderful fall color experience,” said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. “The dark green needles of conifers accent the yellow, orange and red leaves of deciduous trees.” Here are a few routes to consider: Late September Bear Island State Forest From Ely head south on State Highway 1 toward Isabella for about 20 miles. Take a right on New Tomahawk Road toward Babbitt for about 17 miles. Turn right on County Road 21 for 15 miles back to Ely. Kabetogama State Forest From Orr head north on State Highway 53 for 4 miles. Turn right on County Road 180 to head east for 16 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 203 to head east for about 4.5 miles. Turn right on Vermillion Falls road to head east for 8 miles. Turn right on County Road 24/23 and follow to Orr for 26 miles. White Earth State Forest starting at Roy Lake head east on State Highway 200 for 1.5 miles. Turn right on Strawberry Mountain Road to head south for 5 miles. At Norris Trail turn left to head east for 3 miles. Turn left on Height of Land Road to head north back to Highway 200. For a longer loop follow Strawberry Mountain road to State Highway 113. Turn right on State Highway 113 to head east. Turn left on Height of Land Road to head north back to Highway 200. Early to mid-October Croix and Nemadji state forests loop. From I35, take Hinckley exit #183 and head east on State Highway 48 for 19 miles. Turn left to head north on County Road 24 and follow as it curves east and north for 7 miles. Turn right on County Road 25 to head east for 9.5 miles. At Markville, head north on County Road 31 for about 12 miles. Turn left on Park Forest Road/Park Truck Trail to head west for 13 miles. Turn right on County Road 171 to head north for 2 miles. Turn left onto County Road 154/Kerrick Road to head west for 5 miles. At Kerrick, head south on State Highway 23 for 18 miles to I35 exit #195. Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest From downtown Red Wing head south on Highway 61 for 10.5 miles. At Frontenac take a right onto Country 2 to head east for 9 miles. Take a right onto County Road 3 to head east for 4 miles. Take a right onto State Highway 58 to head north for 1.5 miles. Take a left onto Hay Creek Trail to head north for about 4.5 miles. Hey Creek Trail turns into Twin Bluff Road at Pioneer Trail. Continue on Twin Bluff Road for 1.5 miles and turn left on East Ave to return to downtown Red Wing. Visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/fall-colors.html for additional scenic routes and state forest information. Entrance into a state forest is free. State forest campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $14 a night. Visit the Minnesota state parks and trails Fall Color Finder at www.mndnr.gov/fall_colors to find areas in Minnesota with peak fall color. The Fall Color Finder is updated every Thursday through the end of October.   Discuss below - to view set the hook here.