I'm still alive and shooting but beween the long grass, morning dew and off season I prefer not to stalk at 4.00 am.
Ticks - Humm. Bad again this year, it took ages to get the beasties out of all the corners of the chiller. Lesson learned. Where practical I skin the deer immediatly and dispose of the coat before I take the deer home and put it in the chiller. Once the tick season is over I,m in no rush.