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Old 09-15-2019, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Buzzards in Deer Stand - Clean Up

Just got back from the lease, and the front flap on my deer stand had fallen off. Looks like a buzzard raised her babies in there. Feathers and buzzard feces wer everywhere. The smell was nauseating and it was just a digusting mess. I fixed the broken flap, but not sure how to clean up and ideally sanitize it. I can sweep out the crap, but the smell is overpowering. I thoght about sprayimg a diluted bleach and water solution all over the inside, or Lysol it. Then I thought this close to the start of deer season I hate to spray something that might make deer shy away from the blind. Does anyone know of anyway to sanitze my blind wwitout using a non-toxic/chemical smell, short of burning it down.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:33 PM   #2
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At a minimum, you need a respirator, and gloves when you're cleaning it.

google Histoplasmosis if you want to be encouraged to light that match.

Just about any biocide will clean it up, but it won't be pleasant.

Don't use bleach - it's mostly water anyway.

I like this stuff, we use it on the dead body funk -

https://www.birdbgone.com/microcide-sq-2-bottles/
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:35 PM   #3
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We have had it happen a few times. And the only way Ive gotten it to smell half way decent is a strong concentration of bleach and dish soap and cut out any carpet you may have in the blind and replace it.


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Old 09-16-2019, 01:27 AM   #4
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Hate to say but would burn it!


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Old 09-16-2019, 05:57 AM   #5
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Dont worry about some odor from cleaning agents screwing up the deer movement.......it might, for a day but thats about it.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:06 AM   #6
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As said above, use a combination of bleach and some dish soap, the smell of bleach will be gone in a day or so.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:07 AM   #7
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a few years ago I was riding 4 wheeler and saw buzzard on top of a tall stand we have I had a 22 with me and shot it, it fell on top of stand......then I thought to myself....what a stupid thing to do...lol
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:14 AM   #8
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a few years ago I was riding 4 wheeler and saw buzzard on top of a tall stand we have I had a 22 with me and shot it, it fell on top of stand......then I thought to myself....what a stupid thing to do...lol
Hate to be Jr Game warden but Id change the species in your post. As for the OP Id clean it really good and let it sit for. Couple weeks
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:16 AM   #9
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Wooden stand burn it. We have Monarch stands at the company lease we take the stand down laynit on its side cut out the plywood bottom and power wash the sh.. out of them install new plywood and carpet and stand it back up. Takes three guys about 4 hours.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:33 AM   #10
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Is it a bow stand? If so, you've got a great cover scent... Sorry, all I got.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:35 AM   #11
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Hate to be Jr Game warden but Id change the species in your post. As for the OP Id clean it really good and let it sit for. Couple weeks
you cant shoot them? I did not realize!! lol
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:36 AM   #12
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My uncle and 2 cousins were hospitalized with lung issues after coming back from the lease. They were cleaning out a blind that had bird poop. Be careful and wear your PPE.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:41 AM   #13
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you cant shoot them? I did not realize!! lol
Federal offense to shoot buzzards, hawks, owls. Just about anything that is not a game bird.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:46 AM   #14
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Be very careful and wear a respirator!
My neighbor almost died from cleaning out a blind that an owl nested in.
We've got an old blind now that a buzzard nested in and I won't touch it, and neither will he. It's an old blind anyway and one we don't use. We would burn it if we could, but that doesn't look like it will be possible.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:46 AM   #15
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good to know...glad it was a joke
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:50 AM   #16
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Federal offense to shoot buzzards, hawks, owls. Just about anything that is not a game bird.
You might be getting a knock on the door because there is no statue of limitations......Seriously, it's a federal offense!
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:51 AM   #17
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We had it happen to a box blind years ago. We cleaned it up but it wasn't pleasant and a lot of gaging. I personally would just build another one but if you do clean it like other say wear protection.
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:52 AM   #18
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I'm with SanSaba on this one....only logical solution in my book
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:58 AM   #19
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I had one land on top of a blind while I was in it. My first thought was I wonder how long it will take him to realize that I am here.....ten seconds later I am hitting the top of the blind to get him flying away. The smell was overwhelming.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:11 AM   #20
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Big bottle of charcoal lighter and a couple of matches will do the trick
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:19 AM   #21
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Salvage the base. If wood drag off and burn. If it’s plastic drag it in to tank. Let it soak a few hours. If you have water power washer. If not put pump into tank and hook hose to it. Bad stuff.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:26 AM   #22
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Simple green concentrate mixed heavy when I had owls in my box.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:37 AM   #23
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Diesel and a match.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:43 AM   #24
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Sil and friend of ours on the lease both had same thing happen. Drag carpet out if it has any and anything else in there and spread 2 or 3 boxes of arm and hammer and let set for couple weeks. B good to go
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:08 AM   #25
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Lots of bleach!!
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:11 AM   #26
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Bleach and water.
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:15 PM   #27
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So im surprised no one has brought this up but the best and easiest way to deal with the odor is super simple. All you need to do is get a big bag of charcoal and open it and leave it in the stand for a few days. It will suck up all that foul odor and make it manageable to clean up. This also works for freezers that go out and all the meat spoils. I learned this truck from my cousin that hunts south texas near eagle pass, had an illegal die in his stand and this got rid of the odor after the authorities got the body out. Super simple and works like a charm
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Old 09-16-2019, 12:40 PM   #28
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So im surprised no one has brought this up but the best and easiest way to deal with the odor is super simple. All you need to do is get a big bag of charcoal and open it and leave it in the stand for a few days. It will suck up all that foul odor and make it manageable to clean up. This also works for freezers that go out and all the meat spoils. I learned this truck from my cousin that hunts south texas near eagle pass, had an illegal die in his stand and this got rid of the odor after the authorities got the body out. Super simple and works like a charm
Sounds like a winner. Can you still use the charcoal for burgers or steak after it cleans up your blind?

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Old 09-16-2019, 01:02 PM   #29
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good to know...glad it was a joke
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:09 PM   #30
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:10 PM   #31
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I like this stuff, we use it on the dead body funk -

https://www.birdbgone.com/microcide-sq-2-bottles/


Found the serial killer!!!
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:13 PM   #32
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Same thing happened to one of my blinds once. Never went in it again. We ended up turning it into a bow blind and put camo netting around the base.
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