I know I run the risk of ridicule making this post, but if it can help someone else avoid the situation then itís got to be worth itÖ
Whilst the deer I shoot donít have many ticks on them, there are always a few keds. I hang my deer in a lean-to during the winter, using a length of cord to hang them from a beam. What I realised this year is that the keds crawl up the carcass, up the back leg and then onto the cord and wait for me to come back in again. Then as I brush by they climb on board, usually ending up in my hair.
A word of advice: Donít whatever you do, pull a ked from your hair at the dinner table. Leave the table and deal with it elsewhere. I think itíll be months before my wife comes anywhere near me again.