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Old 01-14-2018, 08:53 AM   #1
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How many of would hunt or have hunted with a cough and chest congestion? Howd u handle the potential cough attack?
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:58 AM   #2
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I don't go.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:00 AM   #3
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I found that a swig of pepsi held my cough back when i felt it coming
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:03 AM   #4
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I have a thing that you can cough into and it suppresses your cough. It has a mouthpiece with a baffle filled with cotton balls. I forget the name of it, but it works pretty well. I have had it for a long time and don't remember where I ever got it. If I can find a name on it, I will let you know.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:03 AM   #5
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Cough drops and Vicks Vapor Rub for me and I keep windows of blind closed.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:04 AM   #6
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I've done it but I don't like to. If it's bad it is hard to control. Cough drops can help a little.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:04 AM   #7
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I use a grunt call
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:06 AM   #8
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Lots of Halls cough drops and a small bottle of brandy, it will scratch that itch pretty well.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:07 AM   #9
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I cough into a rolled up shirt. I have had deer on my corn multiple times and they never paid attention when I coughed. I don't get to go often enough to stay home when I'm coughing.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:30 AM   #10
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This is what I use.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:31 AM   #11
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I have a thing that you can cough into and it suppresses your cough. It has a mouthpiece with a baffle filled with cotton balls. I forget the name of it, but it works pretty well. I have had it for a long time and don't remember where I ever got it. If I can find a name on it, I will let you know.
I saw something like this on TV hunting show many years ago, don't know what the name was either but seem to work.

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Yep this is what I saw as well.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:39 AM   #12
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Just put your forearm over your mouth.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:44 AM   #13
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Cough drops, cough into your coat, or use one of those cough mufflers.
I need to get one of those mufflers for my Dad
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:48 AM   #14
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I had 2 hunting trips that were a complete bust this season due to coughing. all the cough drops and crown in the world didnt help. I hunt in creekbottoms in the hardwoods.....so every cough sounded like a MOAB going off.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:50 AM   #15
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It's amazing to me how I can leave camp coughing, but once in the stand or blind, the need to cough pretty much stops.
I have coughed(not a violent cough), with deer 90yds out and it didn't spook them. Of course they did look up and around!
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:50 AM   #16
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Take along a dish rag. Stuff your mouth with it and bite down. Kind of cover your mouth with the rest of it and cough. You'll be surprised!!

Example....If it was layed out flat. Pinch dead center and pick it up. Choke it with the other hand about dead center as it's draping down. Bite on the top half, relatively, and ball up the bottom portion in your hand and use it to cover your mouth.

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Old 01-14-2018, 09:51 AM   #17
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Hunting with a cough.............is a PITA!!

I hold it back till I just canít stand it anymore, then finally give up and cough away to get it out of my system!!


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Old 01-14-2018, 10:02 AM   #18
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Take along a dish rag. Stuff your mouth with it and bite down. Kind of cover your mouth with the rest of it and cough. You'll be surprised!!

Example....If it was layed out flat. Pinch dead center and pick it up. Choke it with the other hand about dead center as it's draping down. Bite on the top half, relatively, and ball up the bottom portion in your hand and use it to cover your mouth.

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And when yall get the visual of my example, this thread just might change directions on the topic!!!

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:06 AM   #19
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Or heck....... cough into a duck call. I don't imagine deer are scared of ducks!!

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Old 01-14-2018, 11:10 AM   #20
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:27 AM   #21
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hold a rag tight against your mouth when you cough.
I hear the cows on my lease coughing all the time or at least sounding like a cough and a deer cant tell if its a hunter or a cow.
I had a fit with deer inside 50 yds and not one even raised its head
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:03 PM   #22
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I don’t have alot of time to hunt. Maybe 1 day a week. If I get the chance to go I go. I went one time and had to cough frequently. Coughed into my hand. After one cough it wasn’t but a few minutes and a deer showed up. Found if you take a drink when you feel it coming it will help most of the time.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:11 PM   #23
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I bought one of the baffles from Amazon a few years back. It's called the cough silencer. Haven't used it other than fake coughing into it to see if it works.

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Old 01-14-2018, 12:18 PM   #24
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I take one of these:



...and carry a bag of these:

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Old 01-14-2018, 12:38 PM   #25
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:41 PM   #26
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I’ve never let a cough effect whether I hunt or not.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:48 PM   #27
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I use a cough suppressor that I bought about 10 years ago, never had a deer spooked while using it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:09 PM   #28
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How many of would hunt or have hunted with a cough and chest congestion? Howd u handle the potential cough attack?
Stay home or go fishing
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:31 PM   #29
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get some mucinex d you will have to sign for it and some cough drops.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:50 PM   #30
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I had 4 bucks under me last week, all within 18 yards and after fighting it forever I couldn't hold it anymore. Thought I was going to puke fighting it off. COOOUUUGH.....they never looked up. Lol. Blew my mind
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:57 PM   #31
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I had 4 bucks under me last week, all within 18 yards and after fighting it forever I couldn't hold it anymore. Thought I was going to puke fighting it off. COOOUUUGH.....they never looked up. Lol. Blew my mind
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