Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby BassBoysLLP » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:17 pm

Nope.


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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby rochester coops » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:40 pm

I take back all that about the thermacell. Looks like my uncle just had the west nile virus. Man was he sick. Guess I'll be breathing whatever fumes or chemicals I have to if the virus is around here and it makes you that sick.
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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:16 pm

Two people have died from it in Kent county and three in Ionia.
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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:45 pm

A death from W Nile was just reported in Ogema county to my north. Hopefully the cold weather knocks the skeeters down a bunch.

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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby Stanley » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:13 am

West Nile is a nuisance in most cases. You may have even had it and not known. I hate mosquito's.
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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby DEERSLAYER » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:46 am

Singing Bridge wrote:A death from W Nile was just reported in Ogema county to my north. Hopefully the cold weather knocks the skeeters down a bunch.

I see a Mocomb county man just died from it too and Kent county (just down the road) now has 34 people sick from it. It still isn't near as bad as 2002, but these cases are closer to home this time.

I probably should have went out and prepped my spots, but a big wet marsh just didn't seem like a smart place to be during a local outbreak.
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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:44 am

I'm too ornery for some nasty virus to kill me anyway... :lol:

I think what really gets people going is when they put up the maps of the state with each county highlighted on where there are cases, and which counties have reported deaths. That really gets people's attention...
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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:49 am

Got nailed pretty good on Saturday by the skeeters while hunting in the marsh. Like a idiot I forgot my Thermacell. :roll:

Haven't heard any cases locally but seeing how bad it is in other areas makes a guy kinda worried. I am not going to change what I do but need to make sure I am prepared at all times.

I find in marshes it takes at least 3 hard freezes to kill the skeeters. The surface at base of cattails is so much warmer than the surrounding air and keeps them alive longer.

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Re: Has West Nile stopped you from scouting?

Unread postby Czabs » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:55 am

Not one bit. Let em bite.


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