I was able to hunt in Canada and in upstate New York this year. I had a great hunt in Canada taking a large ten pointer(my best deer.) I was not as lucky in NY, but several of my friends got deer. In Canada, 80 miles north of Toronto, there is no sign or talk of deer ticks. When we hunted NY we had do a tick check everyday. I was lucky and didn't find any on me, but several others had ticks on them daily and every deer harvested was loaded with them. We layed a large plastic under the deer when we hung them up. The next morning there were alot of ticks that fell off as the deer became cold. I know several people in NY that are on medication for Lyme tick. Has anyone else experenced this problem this year? Is this just on the East coast or across the country?