Rev. H. R. Curtis
I’ve had the same observation here at The Proving Grounds! For example, one of the larger antlered bucks here now is Chainsaw. We’ve shown several video clips of him. It appears Chainsaw has fewer ticks than other bucks and does of the same age class and using the same areas.
I assume for reason Chainsaw doesn’t attract ticks as much as the other deer in the area. This is only a assumption and I’m not aware of any biological facts to support this assumption.
For comparison, Adam is younger and probably healthier than me. When we work side by side we seem to get about the same number of ticks – as does the rest of our Team.
If you learn more on this subject, please share it with me!