I shot a small yearling buck on Thursday evening in Hampshire. Did the necessary in the field, bound it's legs, slung it over my shoulder and took it home.
Usually after this my clothes are put to wash and I spend a bit of time inspecting myself for ticks.
To my surprise I found none on me. Normally a few ticks or lice are to be found but there was nothing.
Yesterday I skinned and butchered it. I inspected all the tick hotspots on the carcass - nothing!
After skinning there were still no ticks on me, has anyone else come across an apparent tick free deer?