Early season anywhere in the Western 2/3 of KY is a potential seed tick nightmare every time you step out of the truck. The good thing is... knowing that you have a problem (eg being dumb enough to try to hunt around seed ticks) is half the battle. You have to stay 100% aware of the danger at all times. If you spray down with Permethrin you will be fine but obviously that’s undesirable for actual hunting. If you want to hunt without spraying down it can be done but you have to take certain steps to avoid disaster. It’s best to have a little kit with you that includes stuff like a can of tick spray, partial roll of duct tape and/or a lint roller a fine bristle brush, etc. Next you have to have the discipline to check yourself for them every few minutes until you get in the tree and then check yourself thoroughly as soon as you get in the tree. You do this first (maybe even before you hoist up your bow). If you find them on you then you stop right where you are and start getting them off. If there are so many that you don’t think you can confidently get most all of them off then you either head back to the truck or you have to spray them. I hunt a decent bit in September in KY and I have had no problems getting more than one or two here and there by following this MO. Next you might consider trying a pair of the Elimitick pants. I started using them last year and never sprayed down and never got any ticks. I’m buying another pair this year. If I continue to have those kind of results I’ll be sold for sure on those. Anyway don’t let the seed ticks scare you off. As long as you give them about the same respect you would give to a grizzly bear or a bengal tiger you’ll be fine.