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The one day I was glad to be hunting by myself! #5352557 10/10/14 05:39 PM
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Took the day off to hit my dove field before the front. As I was walking I saw a group coming through so I took a knee in the brush line. About to take my shot....the burning hit me. My dumb A&$ took a knee right in a fire ant bed! I jumped up, stripped down to my underwear and spent the next 20 minutes brushing ants off!

Don't know how but only got a few bites...I mean I was covered! When it was done I had to laugh at how stupid I probably looked with my shirt off and pants around my ankle hopping around. Won't forget that one.

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They're not looking for one thing right....they're looking for one thing wrong.


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its every man for themselves when the ants start biting ya!


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Originally Posted By: Merican Duck Hunter
its every man for themselves when the ants start biting ya!
Exactly! roflmao


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Re: The one day I was glad to be hunting by myself! [Re: Arbor Guy] #5352959 10/10/14 09:16 PM
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Been there before!

My first job out of high school was swinging a weed eater for a landscaping company. I was on a "tractor crew" which meant we rough cut new home sites - area where the roads and utilities are laid down, but the houses haven't been built yet. My partner drove the tractor, I hit everything he couldn't get to due to obstacles.

One of these obstacles was a hill about 6 feet across and about 3 feet tall. I was standing on top of this "hill" cutting weeds when it felt like my legs were on fire. I looked down and could not see my boots because there we so many ants! I did the same thing - ran to the street striping off everything! My partner though I was crazy. I went all the way down to the skivvies and took my time shaking everything out before getting dressed again.

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happened to me last weekend but they were the big ants. felt burning looked down and they were what seemed to be hundreds crawling out of both boots flame


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I had a similar experience one day on a Teal hunt except I had a partner that day. I had the misfortune of having a muscle cramp as I stepped across a really large fallen tree. I was trapped straddling the tree in pain from the muscle crap when I looked down to see my crotch covered in fire ants. My buddy didn't offer to help get them off me but he did take time to laugh.

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That's funny
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I had a similar experience one day on a Teal hunt except I had a partner that day. I had the misfortune of having a muscle cramp as I stepped across a really large fallen tree. I was trapped straddling the tree in pain from the muscle crap when I looked down to see my crotch covered in fire ants. My buddy didn't offer to help get them off me but he did take time to laugh.

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Funny all around

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Ya'll are going to think I'm crazy or awesome.

Solo teal hunt was over with one bird in hand, everything picked up, waders off, gun unloaded and I was tucking everything neatly back in the blind bag getting ready to head for home. A couple of groups came in, merged into one large group of about 60 teal, so naturally, I dove into the closest bush with my empty gun and blind bag in tow. As I pick up the shells that fell out of my bag and load my gun in the most furious way possible, I notice my hands and knees tingling. With hundreds of ants all over me, I begin to execute the most perfect green wing teal peep you've ever heard, remain perfectly still and work this group into the hole. I took 3 teal out of that group and couldn't wear my wedding band for 3 days because my hands were so swollen. My wife still tells me to watch out for ants during teal season...


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That's funny.

How'd the hunt go?




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Haven't had any run ins this year with fire ants, YET. But last weekend a buddy and I went to dove on some public land that got infested with mosquitoes thanks to some rain. It was so bad that all I could hear was the humming of the dadgum blood suckers around my face. Ended up running through the field like a madman trying to get back to the safety of the truck. Looked like I had chicken pox. The 50% deet didn't even phase those evil things.

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I was busting white wings last Wednesday and was standing in a pile of ants. Didn't even know till I felt them crawling up my legs. Stomped around brushed off like crazy only wound up w one bite. I got lucky. My 3 yr old son who's my hunting partner seems to find the ants every time. Poor guy.

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when you do get bit, daub some Clorox on 'em.
the bite won't fester or form a head, it just goes away.




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