While an increase in the deer population along the U.S.-Texas border may be a bounty for trophy hunters, cattlemen have another concern -- fever ticks. This was evident when U.S. Customs and Border Control agents confiscated a deer cape infested with 23 cattle fever ticks -- carriers of bovine babesiosis. This incident occurred as Congress discussed deleting the Livestock Title, including disease control funding, from the 2012 Farm Bill. (See related article, above.) . . .