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Old 09-07-2005, 12:30 PM
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Folks, Last weekend was my first bowhunt ever. I spent the day in the KY woods. My hands areactually still swollen with 10's of masquito bites on each. Is there an effective insect repellant that does not spook deer?
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:42 PM
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Check this out. http://www.mosquitorepellent.com/
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:44 PM
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I used to use No-Stinkin bugs insect repellent. Then I switched to using a Thermacell and it's been great. I highly recommend them to anyone having problem with bugs while on stand.
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:06 PM
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We run into some bug problems during bear season and I always have used bug nets, like for fishing and I have had good results. I have a friend though thta uses the Thermacell and has reported good results with it, although I have no personal experience with it. Lots of TV personalities use it though too.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:22 PM
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I use OFF with a screw off cap instead of spray.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:29 PM
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the only problem i see with the therm-a-cell is that it doesnst seem to last long then you have to go out and buy pad refills and fuel cartritdges. if a pad is only good for 2 hours i can see this being a pain to keep changing while on stand.i mean it sounds like the thing works but i just came back from hunting bear in a swamp all week and found getting up a little bit higher in the tree where the breeze is and wearing jeans and a shirt under leafy camo bug suit with a good headnet and cotton gloves does wonders even without spray.
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Old 09-07-2005, 03:32 PM
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I'd like to try the thermacell. Not sure i'll be able to go out and pick one up by this weekend though.
Chuck, Does the off product have a smell to it. I normally don't need any bug repellant when camping or fishing so I don't know much about them. For some reason thoough the insects in KY were killin me
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:33 PM
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I use the thermal cell and I run it the whole time I am in my stand.I dont even wrap upwaffers when done and one pad last me several hunts.Use it until it is completely white even a little blue works.Maybe if it is burning to hot you can call and send it back and they will fix it.I have hunted 15 times and finally used up 3 waffers and two butains.They do work well but turn it on about 5 minutes before you get out truck(with it outside)oh they will eat you alive waiting for it to start working.
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:10 PM
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To be honest with ya.In Florida we have no choice. We have to use the bug spray. I don't like to make noise so I get a pump bottle and just unscrew the top.I used it last year and called a buck to me. I believe if you get up high enough there aint to much to worry about.
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Old 09-07-2005, 06:14 PM
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Since buying a thermcell I will never use bug spray again when hunting. Best bug repellant I have ever used.

It keeps the bugs far away from you so that you don't even get the annoying buzz in your ear.
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