- Jan 4, 2021
Holy moly that would scare the shit out of me too. In AIT in Ft Sam Houston in the Army I laid in the prone on a fire ant hill in the dark only laid there for about ten seconds before everyone thought I’d some how been hit with a live round. Ended up in the hospital because of the number of bites. Not allergic or would’ve never made the hospital. As far as what to do, only thing I’ve ever heard really works is torching nests at night when they are inside and dormant. Good luck hope you find a work around.Well I drove down off the mountain for work and decided I would hit the deer stand tonight instead of making the trek back up. Season 5 started off a little scary tonight. I climbed up in one of my stands and started trimming all the new branches and limbs. As I trimmed I heard buzzing and figured it was sweat bees bees as they are around every year. I kept trimming and the buzzing is getting louder and louder so I look up and about 2 feet above my head is a basketball sized bald faced hornets nest and they were starting to pour out of it. So I frantically start trying to detangle my bow tow rope and I look again at the nest and now it looks like 100s (probably like 20) are pouring out of the nest. So I grab my bow and one handed it out the tree in about 10 seconds suffering only 1 sting. That was probably the most scared I have ever been while hunting. I honestly thought about leaving my bow and possibly jumping at one point.
Anyways that's my favorite early season spot. Not sure what I'm gonna do about it.