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Old 11-09-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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The last few days I have watched deer trying to feed but just couldnt stand still because of them. They were working on me too even with good repellent.

I had this deer come in and his face looked like it was painted with them. This brought me to the thought that it must be a serious drain on deer when they are this bad. Any swamp hunter thoughts?
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:58 AM   #2
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Goodness! Nice deer also


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Old 11-09-2018, 12:01 PM   #3
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Goodness! Nice deer also


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Old 11-09-2018, 12:36 PM   #4
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Hunting the Louisiana swamps were the worst Iíve ever seen. You would be swarmed the whole time youíre in the stand. I never thought about deer getting bit... I was too worried about myself!


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Old 11-09-2018, 12:39 PM   #5
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Man thats bad!!! That has to suck
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:47 PM   #6
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I have been seeing them in the river bottom laying in water with only their head sticking up this week. They will get a bite of corn and run and shake their head and lay back down in the water. Itís the worst I have seen this year.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:47 PM   #7
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It can’t be good. I always felt sorry for the ones with horseflies on them too. Those suckers hurt !
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:55 PM   #8
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I wonder if sulfur blocks would help with mosquitos, they seem to help with ticks.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:10 AM   #9
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Start putting a thermocell under your feeder. You will have all the deer under it.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:13 AM   #10
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Start putting a thermocell under your feeder. You will have all the deer under it.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:14 AM   #11
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I have seen deer get in water up to their necks to get away from them.
They can’t stand still long enough to relax and feed.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:43 AM   #12
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Here is a pic from my old lease. The mosquitos didn't seam to bother the deer but I'm sure the deer get used to them since they were always bad at that lease.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:46 AM   #13
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Between the skeeters and horse flies, I don't see how our deer have any blood left! Our lease has a ton of water on it, and lots of swampy areas. Guess they are adapted to it, and can replenish their blood quickly, as that is where most of the deer hang out.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:56 AM   #14
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:15 AM   #15
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Every once in a while when the mosquitoes are bad I think about all the critters and feel sorry for them

Pigs are pretty smart, they roll in mud or rub on creosote posts to combat the bugs
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:23 AM   #16
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My memory may not be too good, but i believe that back in the late 70s or early 80s a tropical storm came in on the lower Laguna Madre and caused a mosquito hatch so bad they choked cattle to death by restricting the breathing room, much less anemic conditions from bloodloss.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:02 AM   #17
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At times the mosquitoes in the Everglades were so bad that the deer alternately walked and ran some, all day long. They would run through the lighter 4-6' tall sawgrass to get the mosquitoes off of them for a minute or two. The water wasn't deep enough to cover them if they tried to lay down in it.

And, yes the mosquitoes would suffocate cattle when they were the thickest.

It is definitely a big stressor on deer when mosquitoes are thick. Always, felt bad for the deer when the mosquito population would spike upwards.

We bundled up in layers as, one mosquito species there can easily bite through jeans.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:05 AM   #18
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Eff all that. I would jump in the river if I were them deers.
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:21 AM   #19
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I would think eventually all those bites on the deer his body just goes numb to it?
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Old 11-10-2018, 10:54 AM   #20
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I remember hunting several years ago down in the Trinity river bottoms. The mosquitos were so bad I had to tack netting over all my windows to help. I would corn the ride of ways around the stand and the deer would come out grab a few bites of corn then take off running through the woods in a loop and come back and grab a few more bites. Did that for the first few weeks till the cold set in. My buddies grandpa used to work cattle in there and down near the coast in the marsh. They would have to strap burlap sacks over the horses nose so they could breathe.

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