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Frequently Asked Questions

Wildlife Diseases

There were bugs crawling on my buck, but they weren't ticks. What were they?

Besides ticks, deer commonly have "keds" or louse flies. This is a 6-legged insect of the genus Lipotena that move quickly through the deer hair. Keds are completely harmless to deer.