Detecting Dangers

DBG

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#61
We call those Cow Ants. The bite/sting is so painful it will bring a cow to its knees if it doesn't kill it. They are actually a wingless wasp if I remember right. Those things are also very hard to exterminate as doing the step and twist method doesn't kill them. make sure you have really thick boot/shoe soles cause its been said they will sting through normal ones.
Yup,
They're Cow Ants here too.
:D
Shoot I keep forgetting
We don't live that far apart.
LOL
:rolleyes:
 

Rob1960

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#63
I've always heard the velvet ants packed a prety mean punch, luckily I have never had to find out. We now have fire ants in my area, would not want to dig into these critters either. Tennessee has a right to carry law, but many local places has banned this especially in places like parks and scholyards where we like to MD. I normally wear long sleeves and insect repellant in summer. I may ctch some flak from this but I don't wear thr expensive, block out every sound known to man, type of headphones. That way I can be more aware of what's going on around me such as a dog growling, loud voices or my cell phone ring. A couple of times I have had people walk up on me and while not meaning any harm it was a little un nerving. Also once while I felt as if I was being cased out by someone, I purposely didn'y dig a few good targets and dug three or four junk ones and put each in a nearby trash can until the threat left. An older thread maybe but worth reading and commenting on.
 

KRose

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#64
I've always heard the velvet ants packed a prety mean punch, luckily I have never had to find out. We now have fire ants in my area, would not want to dig into these critters either. Tennessee has a right to carry law, but many local places has banned this especially in places like parks and scholyards where we like to MD. I normally wear long sleeves and insect repellant in summer. I may ctch some flak from this but I don't wear thr expensive, block out every sound known to man, type of headphones. That way I can be more aware of what's going on around me such as a dog gr. owling, loud voices or my cell phone ring. A couple of times I have had people walk up on me and while not meaning any harm it was a little un nerving. Also once while I felt as if I was being cased out by someone, I purposely didn'y dig a few good targets and dug three or four junk ones and put each in a nearby trash can until the threat left. An older thread maybe but worth reading and commenting on.
Good post Rob. I personally like to wear headphones while hunting as they allow you to hear fainter signals that you may normally miss without them due to outside noise. But as you say, they can divert your attention from what's going on around or coming up from behind you. It is always safer hunting in numbers and more fun too. I heard last year that a relic hunter was hunting a part of Atlanta we hunted years ago by himself. His back was turned and he was crouched down digging a signal when some thugs came up from behind and knocked him out stone cold. Luckily, the gentleman wasn't killed, but when he awoke everything he had on him including all his equipment was gone. Always have to be aware of our surroundings, even while in the woods.
 
#65
While hunting in Putnam County last week, I went into the woods with my nephew. We climbed a rocky mountain to get to a campsite that was located on the top. Getting back down was a challenge because of loose stones. I lost my footing twice and slid a little. With one hand on my detector I can appreciate the need to keep both hands free while descending in rocky areas.:cool:
 

jeeper55

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#66
Didn't see it mentioned but in hunting season if you are hunting in the woods around here its a good idea to wear hunter orange , i wear a orange cap. i wouldn't go in my own woods without it on. I also always carry a airweight 38 with 2 in. barrel in my pocket.
 

Doc dog

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#67
Didn't see it mentioned but in hunting season if you are hunting in the woods around here its a good idea to wear hunter orange , i wear a orange cap. i wouldn't go in my own woods without it on. I also always carry a airweight 38 with 2 in. barrel in my pocket.
:)
 

Orosurf

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#68
I've been attacked 3 times on the beach at night in Spain ,once my mastiff dog saved me from a guy threatening me with a pick, one time I whacked the guy with my shovel, and another time I got my ass kicked by a gang of kids, they didn't get anything except the few that I managed to hit !
Here I carry a pepper spray , powerful torch and a largish flick-knife sometimes, the scoop makes for a pretty good deterrent though. Also not many idiots are willing to get wet.
 

Doc dog

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#69
I've been attacked 3 times on the beach at night in Spain ,once my mastiff dog saved me from a guy threatening me with a pick, one time I whacked the guy with my shovel, and another time I got my ass kicked by a gang of kids, they didn't get anything except the few that I managed to hit !
Here I carry a pepper spray , powerful torch and a largish flick-knife sometimes, the scoop makes for a pretty good deterrent though. Also not many idiots are willing to get wet.
I also carry a S&W 38,,,,,,,,makes me feel warm and fuzzy :)
 

cupajo

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#70
Really good post BBQ Cook. alot of good information here for the new folks as well as the veterans. I can't think of anything to add but just had to sat thanks.
 

steve07

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#71
While in Washington North Carolina, I checked with authorities to see if it was okay to carry my Custom made from a Lawnmower Blade, Mini Machete to protect myself from Snakes, Boars, Bears and Brigands.
(Pictured Below) Made from a Murray Lawnmower Blade and dropped stag horn...
Custom Lawnmower Blade Knife.jpg
 

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