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Old 07-16-2020, 09:42 PM   #61
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I get it. People are soft & sensitive these days and need to know how bad it is in the outdoors before they go & try to enjoy it.
Ha! True, but since getting the kids excited about hiking I do find threads like this helpful. Going to try and keep hikes all as enjoyable as possible until they’re older than 5 and 3.
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:02 PM   #62
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Likely deer flies
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Old 07-16-2020, 10:45 PM   #63
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I've dealt with the black flies , the skeeters and ticks , so what are deer flies ? I've been up in the summer months many times and don't recall issues after the black flies moved on .
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:39 AM   #64
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A lot of deer flies mixed with a few black flies and skeeters.
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Old 07-17-2020, 09:45 AM   #65
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I've dealt with the black flies , the skeeters and ticks , so what are deer flies ? I've been up in the summer months many times and don't recall issues after the black flies moved on .
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deer_fly

About half the size of a house fly. Painful bite. Very tough and persistent, fast and hard to swat. Usually go for the head. Not nearly as numerous as black flies; usually there will be one or two following you, buzzing around your head and tapping it, looking for a place to land. If they do land, they bite hard.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:40 PM   #66
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Not in ADK, but a couple days ago on western fringe I didn't see any black flies. A few skeeters and a handful of deer flies were buzzing, but not as bad as I predicted and certainly not as bad as in late June
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:24 PM   #67
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So , what do we have in store " bug wise " if coming up to Piseco/Pawley Rd area this weekend ? Little bit of everything ?
If you can see my picture a couple posts up, it's pretty much like that now.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:11 PM   #68
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I was in the core of the Black River Wild Forest today near Chub Pond. Deer flies were very numerous, worst than any black flies.
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Old 07-19-2020, 09:05 PM   #69
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I've dealt with the black flies , the skeeters and ticks , so what are deer flies ? I've been up in the summer months many times and don't recall issues after the black flies moved on .
Really, usually by about mid-July they are a problem. They buzz around (vrrrrooommm) and bite like crazy. There was a good dose of them in the woods this weekend.
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:59 AM   #70
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None on Roostercomb and Snow saturday. Of any type. Residual deerflies home in the SW corner of the park.
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Old 07-20-2020, 12:21 PM   #71
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Black Flies

Even worse are the deer flies that take chunks out of you.

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