Ticks (Ixodida) are, besides mosquitoes, the most important vectors of pathogens in Central Europe. They are temporary, obligatory ectoparasites of land living vertebrates. Mammals are relevant as reservoir of these pathogens, for maintenance and distribution of tick populations. Moreover, the occurrence of ticks depends on abiotic factors, especially air temperature and humidity (there is less occurrence in periods with high temperature and low humidity). In this study I investigated the tick species infesting huntable game (roe, stag, wild boar, hare, red fox), on one hand. On the other hand, the chronological trend of the occurrence was described by box plots and by a generalised linear model. Moreover, this trend was correlated with climatic parameters by a multiple regression. Three tick species were found on the investigated game species: Ixodes ricinus, Haemaphysalis concinna and Dermacentor reticulatus. I found higher infestation numbers with ticks from the beginning of May till the middle of June and from the end of September till the beginning of November. Stags showed the highest infestation rates. I found no plausible correlations between the infestation rates and climatic parameters tested with a multiple regression. The ticks found in this study are known in the investigation area and the chronological trend is similar to those found in other studies. Possible reasons for missing correlations with meteorological data may be the intrinsic phenology of the tick species, a too rough solution of the meteorological data (no microclimate) or less importance of climate factors after an infestation. Moreover, the influence of climate warming on distribution patterns of ticks is discussed.