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View Poll Results: Who dies?
Noseeums 1 1.43%
Black Flies 14 20.00%
Deer Flies 9 12.86%
Ticks 39 55.71%
Mosquitoes 7 10.00%
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:25 PM   #41
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lyme disease was discovered in NY in 1982,
does not mean ticks were discovered in 1982
ticks existed in NY long before lyme disease was discovered
I know that. Saying that ticks existed in NY for a long time (a true statement) would not imply they have always existed in the northern NY climes or the Adirondacks, nor at my home where I grew up and live. NY is a big state with lots of diverse environment.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:13 PM   #42
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Same here. Growing up & playing in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve right down the street from my parents' home 30+ years ago ticks were unheard of, and we never ever had any issues all the times spent back there riding bikes, playing in the sand, walking through the weeds, playing guns, hide & seek, building forts, etc. Today you can't walk some of the trails in there without getting at least 4, 5, 6 or more ticks crawling on you after your 30 mintue lunch break walk. I even get 1 or 2 when I ride through on my mountain bike on occasion. Same with areas in Adirondacks that I used to visit 30+ years ago as a kid, never ever saw a tick or heard of them. But hey, "they were here long before us"...
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:59 AM   #43
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Same here. Growing up & playing in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve right down the street from my parents' home 30+ years ago ticks were unheard of, and we never ever had any issues all the times spent back there riding bikes, playing in the sand, walking through the weeds, playing guns, hide & seek, building forts, etc. Today you can't walk some of the trails in there without getting at least 4, 5, 6 or more ticks crawling on you after your 30 mintue lunch break walk. I even get 1 or 2 when I ride through on my mountain bike on occasion. Same with areas in Adirondacks that I used to visit 30+ years ago as a kid, never ever saw a tick or heard of them. But hey, "they were here long before us"...
Same here. I spent basically all of summer running around in the woods down there as kid and never had even saw a tick, let alone got bit by one.
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:23 PM   #44
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This whole thread is more than ridiculous.
Let's just eliminate all creatures that interfere with our comfort.
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:58 PM   #45
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this whole thread is more than ridiculous.
Let's just eliminate all creatures that interfere with our comfort.
ok
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:39 PM   #46
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This whole thread is more than ridiculous.
Let's just eliminate all creatures that interfere with our comfort.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:29 PM   #47
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Never found a tick (Catskills and points north) until the past few years. Like Justin, I went bushwhacking, dog walking, building forts, etc and NEVER had a tick. Do now, tho.

Ticks may be native to NY, but downstate.
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Old 08-04-2017, 07:27 AM   #48
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This whole thread is more than ridiculous.
Let's just eliminate all creatures that interfere with our comfort.
I'm with hard scrabble on this. We should be having SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS ONLY! No hypotheticals for the fun of it.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:17 AM   #49
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In the interest of serious discussion, I give you the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaDChHfiHeY
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:26 AM   #50
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I was joking, hence the winking emoji.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:13 PM   #51
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After a few minutes to think about it, I think that I've come up with the reason that God put biting critters on earth.
He put them in our world to separate the wheat from the chaff.
True outdoorsmen put up with these things and still manage to have a rewarding experience in the outdoors.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:25 PM   #52
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After a few minutes to think about it, I think that I've come up with the reason that God put biting critters on earth.
He put them in our world to separate the wheat from the chaff.
True outdoorsmen put up with these things and still manage to have a rewarding experience in the outdoors.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:16 PM   #53
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After a few minutes to think about it, I think that I've come up with the reason that God put biting critters on earth.
He put them in our world to separate the wheat from the chaff.
True outdoorsmen put up with these things and still manage to have a rewarding experience in the outdoors.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:19 AM   #54
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I don't backpack or climb in the summer months because of crowds, but I find one blessing for these buggers since they mostly come out during the summer. I almost have to agree with Hard Scrabble (but I won't), maybe they do keep the human numbers down.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:53 AM   #55
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I voted for ticks. I came across this article about ticks killing 70% of Moose calves in N.H. and Maine. This summer for the first time the town of Newcomb had warning signs about them.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...hDM/story.html
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I voted for ticks. I came across this article about ticks killing 70% of Moose calves in N.H. and Maine. This summer for the first time the town of Newcomb had warning signs about them.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...hDM/story.html
When I read something that sounds false, I check out the material. My god I had no idea this was occurring. Not only are these creatures dying in unbelievable numbers, but their deaths must be as horrific a way of dying that I could imagine. One of their suggestions to ease this is by shooting healthy moose. You also have to wonder just how healthy the ones that do survive actually are. Here is a more in depth article about this crisis:

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/2...-moose-hunters
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:44 PM   #57
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Can't argue with that!! But completely out of context.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:49 PM   #58
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I voted for ticks. I came across this article about ticks killing 70% of Moose calves in N.H. and Maine. This summer for the first time the town of Newcomb had warning signs about them.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/20...hDM/story.html
Black bears are the primary predator of moose calves.
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Can't argue with that!! But completely out of context.
More out of context than the catbird seat comment?
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:27 PM   #60
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Note that winter ticks are a different species which almost entirely uses ungulates as host. Not defending them (I can't imagine defending a tick), but they're extremely unlikely to attach to a human. Ticks are like mosquitoes in that many species are very host-specific.
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