Hunters Reminded of South Texas Fever Tick Quarantines

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Austin, TX | October 19, 2017

Portions  of Cameron,  Hidalgo,  Jim  Wells,  Kinney, Kleberg, Live Oak, Maverick, Starr, Webb, Willacy and Zapata counties have established fever tick quarantine areas and 37 additional Texas counties have individual premises quarantined.




“Hunters  play  a  critical  roll  in  protecting  the  state from fever tick expansion,” said Dr. Andy Schwartz, TAHC  Executive  Director,“ and we are asking for their help this hunting season to ensure this tick is not inadvertently transported to unaffected areas of the state when harvested deer or exotics are moved from quarantined premises.”

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