We get some pretty ticky deer down here sometimes, also. I skin my deer in my outbuilding, right next to my dog kennel. I started spreading Diazanon grannuals to soak up any dripping blood on the floor and haven't had any problems from the ticks. If they let go and fall off, they fall right into the grannuals, which kills them. I sweep up after every deer and spread another layer for the next victim on the hook.
Just don't drop any meat. If ya do, throw it away.
He took me!
Wish you were here.
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