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Bugs during early Elk season

The last few weekends I have been out scouting and the bugs have been horendous!  One day I forgot my bug spray and could barely stop hiking or risk getting eaten alive by misquitoes and flies.  Any suggestions what to use during archery season which is in a few weeks?

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Thermacell

Thermacell

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I'll second that...

I'll second that... Thermacell rocks.  But it only works while you're sitting still and if there isn't much wind.

Last season I found a great spray repellant that was dirt scented.  I used it and had no issues with bugs... I forget the brand... red can.  I'll be looking for it again this year.

The scent cover seemed fine too, as we got into a bunch of cows who never smelled us coming!

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X3!!

Thermacell all the way baby!!!

 

 

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Bugs are what I hate about

Bugs are what I hate about the muzzleloader season.

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I bought a Thermacell and not

I bought a Thermacell and not really sure if it works yet.  It was heating up like it was on but still getting eaten by bugs.  Maybe I will try it again this weekend.

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I just use a lot of Deet.

I just use a lot of Deet. Then try and stay upwind, because i'm not sure if it spooks game. I'm thinking it does, but damn. It's better than getting eaten alive.

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I have purchased a

I have purchased a Thermacell, do you guys strap it to your packs or just use it around camp when its stationary?

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