Hunting hornets w/a 300 Win mag

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    Sorry.. that is funny.. LOL.. Ya have to wonder how they communicate to each other,...

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    You could eat a bunch of cabbage and go fart on them

    really I thought this was going to be a "look how I sight my rifle in" thread, that woulda been awsome.

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    First....mission accomplished. I'm still alive. The 300 mag pentrated the dead oak so I could get on the backside and spray in to the holes above the nest. Keep in mind that I started backing them down last night so they weren't fully represented. I found out that you cannot deal with these things at night; Not like yellow jackets. These guys don't sleep and they post sentries (like 20-30) on the outside of the hole where the next is. They "ATTACK" white lights like headlights or a flashlight that you might use to deal with them in the dark.

    I'm wearing them down. But I won't believe that I'm ahead of the game until I watch the tree daily for 2 weeks w/no activity. These buggers are mean.
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    Really, if you soak a rag in gasoline, get to wear you can lob it into the hole....no more hornets, and you're right.... hornets are just plain mean when you get too close

    1 teaspoon of gas in a ground bee(yellow jacket)nest, will do the trick

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    Another alternative to gas is to flash the nest hole w/ about half a paper cup of seven dust... & run of course<G>.
    They will track the dry powder all inside the nest as they go in & out.
    I've had perfect results w/ yellow jackets doing this one.

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    This is straying off a little, but have any of you gassed a ground bee nest and then dug it up? I have...they are very cool and very large, kinda like pancakes stacked on top of each other.

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    Back when I was little maybe 8 or 9 years old my grandfather found a hornets in a tree near the barn, he went back up to the house grabbed the shotgun brought it back and stuck the muzzle up the hole in the bottom of the nest and pulled the trigger, NOT a good idea, to this day it still amazes me how fast grandpa could run.
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    My dad had a nest of bees (dont know what kind. Maybe hornets?) living underground in his back yard. They would get mad and sting him everytime he mowed. He found where they were coming out of the ground at. He got his shop vac and a broom. Went out and turned the vac on and put the nozzle down to the ground where the exit was and started beating the ground with the broom. Here they came and got sucked up in the shop vac. Worked like a charm. This is the same man that also caught a wood pecker that was pecking on his house in a mouse trap. He tried to electrocute it with a cut off extension cord but it didnt work. lol He has tooo much free time on his hands. Sorry to hijack. Carry on.

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    these bee stories are too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highoctane View Post
    My dad had a nest of bees (dont know what kind. Maybe hornets?) living underground in his back yard. They would get mad and sting him everytime he mowed. He found where they were coming out of the ground at. He got his shop vac and a broom. Went out and turned the vac on and put the nozzle down to the ground where the exit was and started beating the ground with the broom. Here they came and got sucked up in the shop vac. Worked like a charm. This is the same man that also caught a wood pecker that was pecking on his house in a mouse trap. He tried to electrocute it with a cut off extension cord but it didnt work. lol He has tooo much free time on his hands. Sorry to hijack. Carry on.
    This is hilarious

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    oil and gas

    Quote Originally Posted by jca1 View Post
    Really, if you soak a rag in gasoline, get to wear you can lob it into the hole....no more hornets, and you're right.... hornets are just plain mean when you get too close

    1 teaspoon of gas in a ground bee(yellow jacket)nest, will do the trick
    I mix oil and gas, oil makes it hard for them to fly and burns longer once you light them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecbaatz View Post
    I mix oil and gas, oil makes it hard for them to fly and burns longer once you light them up.
    You don't light it, you just let the fumes get em.
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    Is this the "little guy" we're speaking of?

    Seems to me such a beast could carry a coconut ... gripped by the husk, no less ... a simple matter of weight ratios.

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    yep that's the monster.

    Another thing I learned about yellow jackets, regular ground bees, they get the scent of the person that messes with their nest. If you step on it they will come after you and only you, I could walk right up to the nest and pick up a stick laying beside it with no problems, but the bees would chase you all around.

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    I'm sure some of our Northern friends are wondering why we're laughing our butts off at "Hey Y'alll, watch this"

    LOVE it.
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