Whoa - to enjoy some long awaited sunshine I went on a bit of a walk - in one of the areas I hunt turkeys. We're at around 2650 ft here. Almost every day for the past 4 weeks it has snowed, at least some. (And before that we had a gargantuan winter.) Had to park the jeep at a snow drift across the whole road. Still gigantic drifts around. Turkey terrain was either still snow covered or just melted. Little sign (of turkey, or anything else).
But the ticks seem to have made it through - just pulled one out of my hair.