Yellowjackets....

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  1. Greenbug

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    Anyone else notice the crazy amount of Yellowjackets in the woods lately? I went out to go shoot today and couldn't even get out of the truck! As soon as I pulled up to the local shooting pit my truck was swarmed by what looked like at least 80-100 bees. Anybody have any good tricks to avoiding them this time of year?
     
  2. Provincial

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    Stay inside. :p
     
  3. thorborg

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    Stay in your truck?
    Mid 70's or so I was deer hunting out of enterprise. Like living in a hive, the yellow Jackets made it miserable cooking lunch. Back in camp at dusk, I somehow had still not been stung but was so exasperated by the bees I didn't want to try cook dinner even though the night fall had abated them. Fortunately I was unsuccessful opening day, I could not envision skinning my game with those buggers so heavy, I pulled camp in the morning and left. I had no option to relocate to a possibly better area as the section I drew was small in public size, Add to that, I am allergic to bees. Next year I bought a tent with window and door screening. Of coarse there were few bees that year.
     
  4. Liberty97045

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    Take some bacon grease and rotten hamburger and make meatballs. Toss them a hundred feet or so away from where you are.
     
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  5. jbett98

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    Start a forest fire, that'll clear em out.
     
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  6. ZA_Survivalist

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    PM me for actual pest control advise :D
     
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  8. TOVO

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    Super bad in SW WA.
     
  9. Oregonhunter5

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    Carb cleaner kills them in mid flight
     
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  10. Certaindeaf

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    Look at the bright side.

    giant-hornet.jpg
     
  11. etrain16

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    If we ever get those Japanese Giant Hornets here, I'm moving to Antarctica.
     
  12. DuneHopper

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    You and me both.............. you would have to use a can of raid per hornet.
     
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    Either that or wouldn't go anywhere without a shotgun loaded with buckshot for those nasty critters. I hear they are being found as far away as Great Britain now. Nasty bastards.
     
  14. DuneHopper

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    Sounds like it would be fun shooting them, um..............................OVER THERE !:cool:
     
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  15. clearconscience

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    Holy crap those were real?!!?!
    I would carry a judge on each hip filled with 410s.
     
  16. Liberty97045

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    I was thinking belt fed 12 gauge
     
  17. Certaindeaf

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    Yea and they'll mess you up. Dust shot all the way, baby!
     
  18. clearconscience

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    Dang the more i see these things the more I love the good old USA!
     
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  19. Certaindeaf

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    Channeling Marlin Perkins, brought to you by Mutual of Omaha.

    "Little is known about the Asian Giant Hornet.. BECAUSE THEY'LL FREAKING KILL YOU!"

    lol
     
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