I keep reading horror stories about the rising tick numbers and that we're all going to fall over from Lyme disease an at any moment.
I haven't noticed any increase in tick numbers on the bucks I've shot here in Gloucestershire, infact, they always seem to be remarkably clean, with just the odd tick and a few keds. A friend who bought some forestry up near Loch Ness last year, has just come back saying that the ticks were everywhere and that the 3 Sika stags he got were riddled. But he hasn't had the land long enough to know if this is typical for this time of year.
I'd been interested to hear what you're finding in your own areas.