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South Louisiana tree rats #13185263 10/06/18
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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: SAKO270WSM] #13185293 10/06/18
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Cool picture! Did the little man shoot some of those?


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Looks like fun, except for the bugs and snakes...


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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: SAKO270WSM] #13185693 10/06/18
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Thermacell is your friend.

And, a few still slip thru.

Humidity and skeeters.

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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: MOGC] #13186067 10/07/18
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Originally Posted by MOGC
Cool picture! Did the little man shoot some of those?


No those were all mine. He went with his Poppa and they only got one, the skeeters packed them away lol


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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: SAKO270WSM] #13186175 10/07/18
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Originally Posted by SAKO270WSM
Originally Posted by MOGC
Cool picture! Did the little man shoot some of those?


No those were all mine. He went with his Poppa and they only got one, the skeeters packed them away lol

Did you guys try Thermacells?

They are about the only thing to use this time of year if you want to stay in the woods.

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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: SAKO270WSM] #13186407 10/07/18
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The heck with a thermocell conversation. I see tree rats and gravy talk. Fine eating there and nice job.


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Originally Posted by fuzzytail
The heck with a thermocell conversation. I see tree rats and gravy talk. Fine eating there and nice job.

Louisiana at this time of year will convert you to Thermacell advocate.

Then, once we get a mess of those bushy tails, then we'll talk gravy... grin

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I have a Thermacell, the woods we hunt consist of mostly low swampy bottoms and breeding grounds for them devil flys. Don’t get me wrong the thermacell does help along with off but they still bite and land on the thermacell. I have not seen anything work 100% yet!


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I hear ya.

Yeah, some will bite even with the Thermacell.

But that gadget makes the difference between staying in the woods, vs. heading for the house.

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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: SAKO270WSM] #13187454 10/07/18
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Didnt know you guys had fox squirrels down there! Shouldn't surprise me..Ive seen a bunch in texas....


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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
I hear ya.

Yeah, some will bite even with the Thermacell.

But that gadget makes the difference between staying in the woods, vs. heading for the house.

DF


Only other option would have to be one of them Bee keeper suits lol

Originally Posted by ingwe
Didnt know you guys had fox squirrels down there! Shouldn't surprise me..Ive seen a bunch in texas....


Some of the biggest reds in the south. Big a house cats in some areas, lots of black ones to.


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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: SAKO270WSM] #13188403 10/07/18
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You might call them tree rats, but I call them forest lobsters! laugh

Nice to see a Remington.... whistle

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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: SAKO270WSM] #13188972 10/08/18
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Originally Posted by SAKO270WSM
Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
I hear ya.

Yeah, some will bite even with the Thermacell.

But that gadget makes the difference between staying in the woods, vs. heading for the house.

DF


Only other option would have to be one of them Bee keeper suits lol
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I've seen squirrel hunters using head nets like one would use turkey hunting. Does a good job with skeeters.

DF

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I've seen squirrel hunters using head nets like one would use turkey hunting. Does a good job with skeeters.

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And every year I say I am gonna get one and never do. I may break down and bring one next trip, I can take the bites for the most part but the constant buzzing around my face and then flying up your nose and in ear gets irritating.


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Used to be a lot of Chuckle Heads near Lake Charles. Said to be as large as house cats.

Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: sun] #13190703 10/08/18
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Originally Posted by sun
You might call them tree rats, but I call them forest lobsters! laugh

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Odd that you say that...to the non-believers I always tell them I'd rather have a squirrel than a lobster!


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
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Originally Posted by ingwe
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You might call them tree rats, but I call them forest lobsters! laugh

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Odd that you say that...to the non-believers I always tell them I'd rather have a squirrel than a lobster!

Cooked up by someone who knows their stuff, they mighty good.

Cat squirrels are more tender, fry up really nice. Fox squirrels are bigger and tougher. Need more cooking.

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Re: South Louisiana tree rats [Re: SAKO270WSM] #13235233 10/27/18
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