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Old 10-21-2007, 04:34 AM
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Thanks to ( Wilds ). here is a link to a website on these things. Has anyone had these things on their deer in New England I am from MA and only seen these things for the past 2 years in a specific area that the deer were taken from. Other deer from different areas I have shot they were not presenthttp://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/IN585
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:46 AM
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I have never seen them down here in the Chesapeke Bay region and hope I never do. Thier creepy looking creatures[&:]
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:35 AM
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Our deer are loaded with them in PA. Most hunters mistakenly refer to them as ticks. They are a fly and drop their wings when they find a host. They land on people and bite them too. I have been bitten on the neck by them before. They move very fast as opposed to ticks, even in cold weather.
I believe thatPA is infested withthem because of the overpopulation of deer in past years.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:51 AM
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I have not seen any but will keep my eyes open for them from now on.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:55 AM
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I see them all the time while skinning deer here in the western Finger Lakes Region of NY...seems like most every deer has a few on them. I've even had a few crawling in my hairover the years too after skinning a deer. I don't really even paymuch attention to them. Thankfully, my area doesn't have many ticks...I've never even seenadeertick on adeer thats been harvested around here.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:10 AM
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I've started seeing these things on all my deer in columbia county ny. Had one crawling on my arm thought it was a spider but it is hard shelled like a tick.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:37 PM
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yes, we have them in ct and mass. they are a wingless fly. a pest but not as dangerous as a deer tick.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:52 PM
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They're on every Bedford area deer I have killed in the last 3 years. Usually they are covered in them too. When the deer cools check the arm pit, if it has them they will be concentrated there.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:28 PM
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i have not seen them on any of the deer i have killed in central ma.the deer i killed this year in ri. have been loaded! i wondered if they could transmit diseases like misquitos transmit eee.
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