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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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bug repellant?

1 of my bow stands this year is going to be about 35 yds from a pond. the mosqitos tend to try and carry you off on the warm days. i am wondering if any of yall have found some type of bug repel stuff that actually works that want give off a scent that deer will pick up on. most of the stuff i have come across that claims to be scent free i can smell it. and if i can smell it i know deer can. any ideas will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 03:02 PM
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bug repellant.

Hey buck, they make a thin insect repellant camo. sorry if it dont do ya no good.

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i tried no more stinkin bugs in fresh earth but it gave me a headache.i got a thermacell but i havent tried it deer hunting yet.other than that id say buy a bug suit

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-01-2007, 08:41 PM
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The thermacell is great but only while in one spot and I use deep woods off untill I get settled in.Would love to get one of those bugproff suits.Would also love some sentblocker duds but not in my budit.
Ohh well For now I'll stick with the off.Playing the wind from the side works for me.In other words don't hunt upwind or downwind but with the wind crossing in front of you.You might be pleasantly surprised.Learned this after being busted by several bucks coming in behind me while facing into the wind.Also need to be on their travel route because a wary buck with circle a food source to test the wind before coming in most of the time.
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your on a roll buddy

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
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Bugproof suit

I was lucky enough to come across a full suit at Gander Mountain for $15.00 It is thin, camo, 3 piece with full hood that has elastic straps that go over your shoulders. The hood also has a "see-through" mesh section that isn't camo'd. The only down side to the suit was getting the pants over my boots. the entire suit comes in a little "package" that measures about six cubic inches.
the suit did a great job while I was spring turkey hunting along river-bottoms and dense cover.
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i would reinforce those straps mine broke where the are sown to the net

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 12:40 AM
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i use a thramacel and it works great
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i use a thramacel and it works great
did you notice the deer smelling the thermacell any? i always thought they might catch wind of it so i have been a little skittish about trying it out for bow hunting.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-09-2007, 02:39 PM
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no i havent my dad uses one and the deer come on him
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