Deer ticks identified in Nebraska counties LINCOLN — Nebraskans can now add the blacklegged tick to the list of ticks found in the state. Established populations of this tick were recently identified for the first time ever in Nebraska in Douglas, Sarpy and Saunders counties. The blacklegged tick, also called a deer tick, is a notorious biting ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!