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Old 10-07-2008, 01:03 PM
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I haven't seem skeeters, like this, since I was in Canada back in the early 90s. All that was missing were the blackflies! I've hunted under some adverse situations over the years. Snow, rain, wind, heat and cold I can be deal with. Those little gnats that like to climb into my eyes while trying to knock the head off a turkey during spring hunts, snakes, bees and even ticks.

I stood it for over 2 hours. I finally had to get down and leave the woods. My BugTamer suit was at home, 30 miles away, and my bugspray was back at the car. As long as I wasn't in the woods, they left me alone. No wonder the cows were out in the fields. Might also explain why I didn't see any deer, while up there.

Probably didn't help that the temps went into the 80s and it was dead calm yesterday, either. Looks like a trip to Sportmans or WallyWorld is on my agenda this week. I'm gonna get me one of them Thermacells ya'll keep talking about.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:17 PM
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Skeeters make for a darn tough sit. 2 hours most have seemed like an eternity I bet.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:31 PM
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I try to pass my time reading, while in the stand. I couldn't concentrate on my book. I was wearing a headnet/facemask affair, but it still sounded like 747s trying to land in my ears. When they finally found the opening around my glasses, it was all over but the crying! I'd decided to wear a lite pair of clothe gloves instead of the lite weight leather ones that I normally wear. They were crawling around punching holes freely in the backs of my hands.
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:32 AM
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The Skeeters haven't been too bad here, bad enough though. I remember the day I got my first turkey. We set up on the edge of a swamp and OMG it was bad. My dad kept telling me, "quit moving", well I couldn't! Little vampires were everywhere.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:23 PM
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THERMACELL...


Best thing EVER!!


$20.00 for a full kit.


Best thing EVER!!
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:14 PM
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trust us on the thermacell i use one all the time they keep everything away
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:49 PM
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Some of the ones I was dealing with last week were pretty darn big! I found out they were Asian Tiger misquitoes.
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:48 PM
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Glad you took one for the team here to take such a great pic!!!!!
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:41 PM
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They've been thick around here.
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