I don't know about your area, but over the last 5 years or so, the black legged, or deer, tick has been increasing wildly here in NW PA. I have hunted one woodcock cover for 20+ years, and I got more ticks off my English setter today than all the rest of the time combined. These are the little tiny ones that carry Lyme disease. The chances of catching it are very real here. I shoot with one guy who has had it twice, and two more that have had it once. Nasty stuff. Antibiotics and stool softener will be your friend.