Today in the woods.........UGLY!!!!!!!

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  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 10,527 AG
    They are bad, I serviced 2 feeders yesterday in Otter Creek and went thru a can of spray.
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • PalmettoKidPalmettoKid Posts: 847 Officer
    Yikes!
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    Ok so i hunted florida for my first time yesterday and have to say i was really disappointed.
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    wow, thats the worse i've ever seen
  • flydownflydown Posts: 6,464 Admiral
    I've never seen him this bad either. I went out Saturday to move a stand and do some clearing, and they were unbelievable.
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do
  • StillbrokeStillbroke Posts: 226 Officer
    That's out of control. You guys are better than me. No chance I would get out and deal with that, just not worth it. I like to enjoy the woods. That would make me flip out!
  • huntmstrhuntmstr Posts: 6,290 Admiral
    Looks like you might do well to rent a fogger and drive your roads a few times to knock back you deer fly problem.
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  • flydownflydown Posts: 6,464 Admiral
    Interesting solution here..
    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1507866/pg1

    Definitely going to buy a few blue solo's and some tanglefoot and see if this theory holds water, er, yellow flies.
    My welts have welts from this weekend!
    DYING for me was the most HE could do. LIVING for HIM is the least I can do
  • LiveLineLiveLine Wakulla County, FloridaPosts: 1,817 Captain
    I have them that bad where i currently live. I paint beach balls blue, hang them in the trees and coat them with tanglefoot. It doesn't kill them all, but I take pleasure in seeing the ones that do get stuck
  • Bite 1Bite 1 Posts: 489 Deckhand
    Yes, I call them deer flies also. I remember taking my new bride for a romantic canoe ride on the river and were attacked so bad we had to abandon ship. stood in shoulder deep water with towels over our heads and watched as they attacked our canoe for about and hour. Thirty years later still can't get her in a canoe in july.
  • binellishtrbinellishtr Posts: 8,797 Admiral
    As an FYI I have developed a bad reaction to being bite by them to the point where my wife wants me to carry an epipen. Dr said after so many bites your body can't fight the sting any longer. Seen my hand blow up 3x its size and hurt like it was broken
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,544 Admiral
    As an FYI I have developed a bad reaction to being bite by them to the point where my wife wants me to carry an epipen. Dr said after so many bites your body can't fight the sting any longer. Seen my hand blow up 3x its size and hurt like it was broken

    That sounds like anaphylactic shock in the waiting, which can kill. Only thing to do is take up golf and stay out of the woods. Of course this will mean you'll have to get rid of a lot of nice equipment......cheep:wink
  • sknight88sknight88 Posts: 323 Officer
    I did a quick hunt Sun eve, had so many going around me, I could not hear! I don't know how they weren't crashing into each other it was nuts. Love my bug tamer though, did its job.
  • Angler_2600Angler_2600 Posts: 1,106 Officer
    Do these flies exist only in central and north Florida? I don t think I've ever seen them in south Florida. Thoughts?
  • kc hunterkc hunter Posts: 319 Officer
    Ain't no way I'd get out the truck
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