One of the fastest growing—and most serious—risks to Canadian anglers and hunters is the expanding population of Lyme-disease carrying blacklegged ticks. According to Health Canada, these parasites are now established in southern B.C. and significant areas of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. If you spend enough time outside in those regions, you’re eventually going to encounter ticks. Here’s how to avoid ticks—and the serious bacterial infection from their bite.