I shot first two bucks of the season on friday night and was glad I had applied tick repellent oil before stalking because both beasts were litterally crawling with those nasty little blighters. They were from opposite ends of estate so not a localised infestation. Both beast well into moult and looked quite scruffy still.Has anyone noticed higher levels of ticks this year? Could this be due to recent hot dry weather? The ground is in South Suffolk.
What amazes me is that they are still crawling around despite having been in the chiller since friday night. I must admit that after meeting a lady confined to a wheelchair from Lymes disease at the Gamefair I have taken paticular care over checking for them.