Ronald; This type of info is very important to ALL prospectors in the Southwest. The same El Nino rains that you experienced have been felt all across the Southern states. Odds are, everyone will experience an explosion of ticks. DEET on humans, clothing, etc. will be the only way to prevent the LYME disease. Your dogs have many more repellents available to them. Pass the word on this infestation.
Good work on this catch.
Regards, SGM Gary L. "Sketer" Nichols (R)