One current nugget of conventional wisdom among health officials says that if you want to get rid of deer ticks, you should get rid of the deer. It seems to make sense, but according to a new study at Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, the absence of deer from small areas may lead to an increase in ticks, rapidly turning an area into a potential disease hotspot. Just another reason to keep “small areas” populated with deer—and open to bowhunting. click here for story