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    What is the best insect repellent to bring next month. We will be on a bowhunt for moose near Dillingham Sept 5-15. I do have a headnet. Are the odorless repellents any good? I'v heard that the Alaska insects can be viscious.
    Any advice would be great.
    Thanks Tony

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    Dont take this personal you stink, we all do. If an animal can smell you, they can smell the repellent. So it does not matter, the best you can do in stay down wind.

    Good hunting

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    Smile another idea

    MAGNUM;
    An idea for you is to get a long sleeved bug repellent shirt to go with yout headnet. Together with rubberized gloves you will significantly cut down on the insect repellent you wear. Several people I have talked to say they work so I want to try one out, but have not yet... Just a thought
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    I just checked Cabelas has a whole line of bug proof clothing for 30$ or less so i may try some of these. Anyone try them?

    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...134&id=0082055
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    Yeah, no bug spray for me, I use head net & bug skinz...

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    If you chain-smoke cigars 24-7, it keeps a healthy skeeter-killing toxic cloud of smoke around you effectively detering most insects from approaching your skin.

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    Works even better with bourbon


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    Right. The smoke prevents most bites and the booze makes them feel better.

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    Depends on what yer smokin'......

    The best thing to do is get bitten and get over it. After a day or two of Misquitos, I just forget about 'em, as best as I can. A hooded sweater go's along way in keeping the worst out of your ears and off that swirly spot on top yer head.
    Recently, I did read that theres 16 pounds (!!!!) of Misquitos per acer up here.....

    I cant stand the smell of bug dope.
    One bottle of Dope lasts me all summer, sumtimes two.
    The head net is my preference, but sometimes its not an option, like during a stalk when the Frikkin bugs KNOW that your going slow and low and nobody has seen a breeze in days..........Then I anoint myself and put up with the headache', melt the knobs on my radio, thicken my skin, maby burn my eyes from the sweat and numb the tounge with a lick or two ~~LOL!!~~ ya, a nessassarry EVIL.
    Im usually getting a nice breeze in my face , if I can help it when Im stalking.

    It will help keep the kids sane, they seem to have a harder time with the bugs than I do.
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    I wonder if DEET will kill my onycomacosis?

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    Default Not to mention

    that I always have trouble with synthetic equipment and bug dope. Most of the stuff I have tried melts a variety of plastics.

    Head net and bug skinz clothing for me.

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    After loosing a headnet on one trip to the tundra I learned having a SPARE or TWO is PRICELESS insurance. Its funny to watch a caribou go crazy and run shaking its head to get away from the "devil" bugs - not so funny when you throw your bow or gun down and follow the caribou because they drove you nuts also!
    I also agree with rutting moose - if the game is downwind its time to change tactics no matter how clean and scent free you are trying to be.
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