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Lyme Disease

UPDATE: Lyme disease is a very important topic to anyone spending time outdoors, and the reason OFAH had focused our entire 2020 conference plans around the topic. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we had to cancel the event. Read more here.

The Latest – 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 discovermagazine.com