The VOICE of Anglers and Hunters since 1928

Lyme Disease


The OFAH has been assisting the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) in conducting a study concerning prevention strategies and awareness of ticks and tick-borne illness. Part of this study involves a survey of anglers, hunters, and trappers to gain specific perspectives and information on the level of awareness of tick-borne diseases that affect humans and/or hunting dogs.

The findings will ultimately be used to inform and develop future tick awareness campaigns.


OFAH talks Lyme Disease with Kristy Giles

Kristy Giles has experienced Lyme Disease firsthand and is committed to raising awareness across Ontario — here, she shares her lyme disease story with us.

The recreational activities and lifestyle choices we enjoy as hunters, anglers and trappers increases the odds of coming into contact with ticks that can carry Lyme disease. We spend hours sitting in the bush, we enjoy shore lunches while fishing, we cover miles walking and scouting, we have hunting dogs and we also handle harvested fish and wildlife.  Each time we go out, there is a risk of crossing paths with ticks.  We have provided a number of links to information on Lyme disease to raise awareness among the hunting and outdoors community.

tick life cycle

Tick life cycle courtesy of

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