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Midway through spring turkey season, a few products have proven valuable for utility, if not for killing turkeys.

My first recommendation is for Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent.

Exposure to ticks and chiggers is the biggest detriment to spring turkey hunting. I contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite in 2004 while turkey hunting in Missouri, and that was a rough ride. I know at least half a dozen people that contracted Alpha Gal Syndrome from tick bites, and that's a rough ride, too. My brother said he spurned spring turkey hunting until this year because of his fear of getting a tick-borne illness.

Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent is an excellent remedy. It contains a strong concentration of permethrin, which fries a tick's simple nervous system. I spray my boots, vest, gloves, hunting shirt and trousers a day before the season's first hunt and air dry. It will deter ticks for at least two weeks. The packaging said it remains effective even after repeated launderings.

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Effective against a wide range of insects: Sawyer Permethrin is known to be effective against mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects.

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