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moose tick study shows ten percent increase provincewide

Findings from a moose tick study that ran from January to April of this year was released today suggesting infestation is widespread.

More than 60% of moose in a Provincewide study showed signs of hair loss associated with a potentially deadly tick infestation, that’s up 10%from last year.

“It won’t affect our hunting seasons and as far as hunters are concerned. There are no issues with ticks having any implications on the quality of the meat,” said Mike Bridger, regional biologist for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

“We don’t believe they carry any diseases that may affect humans and generally, they don’t attach to humans as it’s not their preferred host for the tick”.

The study incorporates field observations from wildlife professionals, forestry and environmental consultants, members of First Nations and the general public.

 

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