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Creepy Things? #7442282 02/23/19 03:25 PM
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I know that many, if not most, of us hunt from blind/stands. We hunt from these some if not all the time. Many of these are on the ground. I'm sure that you have noticed that there are many creepy things sharing these blinds with us when we hunt. luckily it is usually cool and they are slow. That said: how many of you have been bitten/stung while in your blind hunting? I'm really asking about the creepy things, not so much wasps and 'jackets. capt david

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I set off a bug bomb once a month...... none


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Re: Creepy Things? [Re: captdavid] #7442330 02/23/19 04:45 PM
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Nothing creepy since purchasing my Ranch king blind. Seals up completely and I consider it one of the best hunting purchases I've ever made.



Re: Creepy Things? [Re: captdavid] #7442342 02/23/19 04:58 PM
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Never been bit, but this is the bad boy to watch out for:
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You said no wasp stories, but they might be what started my back problems. I was 17. One of the previous group on the lease had left his Playboy collection inside an old tower blind. Of course, first morning on a new lease I just had to go to that one. Open the door on a warm morning and red wasps immediately dive bomb me en masse. I bail and land on my butt about 10' below. I thought I was dead for a second.


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Re: Creepy Things? [Re: captdavid] #7442343 02/23/19 05:00 PM
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My deer stand is big proof never seen a spider, roach or any other living creature in there.


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Re: Creepy Things? [Re: captdavid] #7442739 02/24/19 03:00 AM
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I use a bug bomb in my stands and then spray them with Demon WP. Anything that gets inside is usually dead pretty quickly. We have scorpions pretty bad at my lease and see several dead on the floor during the season.

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Spray 4 times a year with talstar and not a critter alive

Re: Creepy Things? [Re: captdavid] #7442842 02/24/19 01:24 PM
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I have shared plywood box blinds that just had open holes for windows with coons, owls, buzzards and rats. None of these really bother me, you can see them easy and they will scram the second that you arive. Wasps will buzz you and you can decide to fight them or move on. But spiders are probably to biggest threat of injury, they are fascinating but creepy.


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Re: Creepy Things? [Re: captdavid] #7443751 02/25/19 04:53 PM
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We have a couple of older blinds that are sound but not tight. They get bombed. Newer blinds are snug with no bug issues.


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Re: Creepy Things? [Re: captdavid] #7443783 02/25/19 05:45 PM
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We built a blind in a big oak tree with a metal floor and plywood over that. 2 different times we had giant rat snakes crawl out while sitting. It seemed the big rats liked it too as there were big piles of acorns. Another stand I had was along a wood line and the flying squirrels would get in. Scare the crap out of me moving around head high in the dark.

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The reason I never install trap doors in the bottom of my stand, anymore, is that one morning, mid season, I stuck my head through the door, heard a growl and saw a mama bobcat with cubs. I'm surprised that I had time to jump.

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I had a scorpion crawl across my boot in one of my blinds several years ago. They now get a dose of Talstar before season begins. Bonus is no spiders.


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We use a no pest strip. No wasps, spiders only moths......


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Originally Posted by snake oil
We use a no pest strip. No wasps, spiders only moths......

Same here!

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Was in pop up early October and could only open one little window, (had an old doe would try to stick her head in and see if you were in there) so was very dark. Thought I got bit by a horsefly on hand and swatted it away. Went to sleep as soon as evening hunt was over because get bad. Couldn’t make myself wake up next morning( out of it). Sat in blind again in morning and realized something was wrong when release wouldn’t fit on arm. Waited till daylight, turned on flashlight and was sitting in a black widow breeding ground.

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Originally Posted by jphunts6165
Was in pop up early October and could only open one little window, (had an old doe would try to stick her head in and see if you were in there) so was very dark. Thought I got bit by a horsefly on hand and swatted it away. Went to sleep as soon as evening hunt was over because get bad. Couldn’t make myself wake up next morning( out of it). Sat in blind again in morning and realized something was wrong when release wouldn’t fit on arm. Waited till daylight, turned on flashlight and was sitting in a black widow breeding ground.

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Spray 4 times a year with talstar and not a critter alive


Talstar is the bomb diggity.


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I recently bought a really good new blind....only downside has been that those Asian Beetles, the ones that look like lady bugs but bite, seem to have decided that my blind is their new favorite place to hang out. I think one hunt i had over 100 climbing around the blind before i decided to start hunting them instead of deer.....found out afterwards that they also put off a stink when smashed......for a while i got a daily limit of them every time i went to hunt....maybe that is why i never did get a deer this season......lol on a side note, anyone have any suggestion as to what will kill them? Even the freezes didnt kill them off. I had them crawling into my blind even after the freezes hit....

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Spray the blind with Demon WP. It’s a wetible powder so it will last for years.


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bug bombs are usually pretty effective

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Re: Creepy Things? [Re: captdavid] #7446935 02/28/19 09:19 PM
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My son and i climbed into a stand one afternoon. We were getting settled unpacking bags and opening windows when he leaned back in the big office chair to get comfortable. He jumps straight our of the chair and screams and turned to see a squirming, moving lump between the padding and cover. Out of the padding came a little flying squirrel. Thankfully it made it out of the blind quickly but our hearts sure were beating.

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I know you said no wasps but...bout the time I was getting old enough to hunt by myself, I went with my grandpa to an extended family member's ranch. He dropped me off early one morning in this old wooden box blind about 6' off the ground with no ladder. Had to use the bed rails on the truck to crawl in it.

About the time it was getting light enough to see, I could hear a set of bug wings fluttering then a red wasp starts crawling up the wall in front of me. I cut his tail off then stepped on it to finish him off.10 or so minutes another shows up. Then another. Over in the corner there's a pair of OLD thick leather mittens hanging on a nail. These things looked like old boxing gloves. I slowly move it over to find about a 5" diameter red wasp nest covered in them red devils. I slowly unloaded my rifle and proceeded to jump down and sit at the bottom of that blind the rest of the morning. No stings, but no deer showed up either. A few years later, I got stung by a red wasp that locked my knee up for around 3 hours. That's when i found out i'm allergic to them. Couldn't bend or straighten it and swelled up huge.

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TICS!! Sat a box blind in Sonora. My hind legs started itching. Pulled off boots and socks and was covered up with seed tics might near the knees. Had to been thousands!! I give'm a bath in alcohol and scraped them off with my sodbuster.

Otherwise, just ringtails and mice.

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