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Old 08-27-2013   #61
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Originally Posted by brandob9 View Post
No concern with taking them down in the mornings? The cashier thought I'd have a cloud of the bastards chasing me when I moved it. I laughed, but thought it was worth asking.
I was concerned, but we had a zen master guy on the trip who calmly gathered them in the cool of the morning with no problems.

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Old 08-28-2013   #62
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Put in at corn creek 08/08 - out on 08/12 - Ranger said the YJ's weren't as bad as they had been a couple weeks ago. We had 19 people so at big camps - Worst camp was California - they met us as we got off the boats - we built a fire every night - that drove most of the wasps away. Had more problems with the deer flies than the wasps - bit the crap out of me! The high DEET repel spray kept them away - for a while. Their favorite YJ food was the fresh cilantro we brought for making tacos - bit the person chopping it up. Put it in a zip lock on the ground and they filled the bag. Not too many stings - screen house and traps recommended, but I wouldn't cancel unless allergic.
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Old 08-29-2013   #63
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Trap disposal

We too, had a Yellow Jacket whisperer on our trip. He would remove the trap with the 300-400 YJ carcasses with a long stick, and dip it in the river before putting it in the trash bag. They really were not that interested in people....only our food.
One of our group was unlucky enough to get stung twice....once in the outhouse at Corn Creek (right in the taint!) And then at lunch, a YJ crawled into his ham sandwich, and he got stung on this tongue. He is, undoubtedly, already mentioned in Yellow Jacket folklore....
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Old 07-06-2017   #64
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How are the yellow jackets this year?
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Old 07-06-2017   #65
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Not bad

I took off yesterday and I think I saw one or two the entire trip.
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Old 07-07-2017   #66
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Salmon Yellow Jackets

Thanks. I have a friend in Salmon who says it looks like a normal or light year for yellow jackets.
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Old 07-07-2017   #67
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We pulled off the 4th, and didn't have any issues with YJ's. There were some deer flies, but they were not bad.
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Old 07-08-2017   #68
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Oh man, I started reading this thread from the beginning without looking at the dates. I was starting to think things would be hellish by our launch date 8/23. Glad I finally figured it out.

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Old 1 Week Ago   #69
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2019 YJ update

Hey folks, any current stinging incidents? Gearing up for a July 11 start, wondered if we should pack the traps....
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Got off Friday.
Almost non-existent but I got a random fly-by sting while hiking below Carey
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