Two species of ticks were collected from mule deer and identified as Dermacentor albipictus (Packard) and Ixodes sp. The rate of occurrence of these ticks was found to be 99.6 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. The infestation rate increased from 18.2 percent in January, to 87.5 percent in February, to 100.0 percent in March.
Pederson, Jordan C.
"Occurrence of ticks on mule deer in central Utah,"
Great Basin Naturalist: Vol. 37
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbn/vol37/iss3/7