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Contributors to this thread:
t-roy 13-Sep-20
IdyllwildArcher 13-Sep-20
4nolz@work 13-Sep-20
4nolz@work 13-Sep-20
t-roy 13-Sep-20
TREESTANDWOLF 13-Sep-20
LBshooter 13-Sep-20
t-roy 13-Sep-20
t-roy 13-Sep-20
jwoods 13-Sep-20
'Ike' (Phone) 13-Sep-20
LBshooter 14-Sep-20
Woods Walker 14-Sep-20
woodguy65 14-Sep-20
altitude sick 14-Sep-20
Will 14-Sep-20
Stekewood 14-Sep-20
Scoot 14-Sep-20
12yards 14-Sep-20
4nolz@work 14-Sep-20
M.Pauls 14-Sep-20
drycreek 14-Sep-20
jmiller 14-Sep-20
Brotsky 14-Sep-20
SaltyB 14-Sep-20
hitmanonmac 14-Sep-20
greg simon 14-Sep-20
t-roy 14-Sep-20
Shawn 14-Sep-20
saveyhunter 14-Sep-20
Starfire 16-Sep-20
jjs 16-Sep-20
IdyllwildArcher 16-Sep-20
Bake 16-Sep-20
t-roy 17-Sep-20
greg simon 17-Sep-20
t-roy 17-Sep-20
Bake 17-Sep-20
greg simon 17-Sep-20
Ollie 17-Sep-20
bigswivle 17-Sep-20
1boonr 17-Sep-20
Charlie Rehor 18-Sep-20
From: t-roy
13-Sep-20

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If you are hunting deer in Iowa this year, I would highly recommend leaving your fleece camo at home. (Sitka stuff as well) The preacher’s lice is unbelievable this year! I’ve never seen it this thick. I guess it’s just par for the course, this year :-(

13-Sep-20
I hate that stuff. I like to wear my Cabellas coveralls while white tail hunting and they've got like a fleece outer later and it's just murder on them.

From: 4nolz@work
13-Sep-20
Google Burr Paw it removes those beggar lice

From: 4nolz@work
13-Sep-20

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Amazon

From: t-roy
13-Sep-20
4Nolz....I’ve got one of those and it works, but not that well on fleece, Berber, etc. They get too embedded in the fabric.

You get the stuff on your clothes when walking into the stand, then spend part of your time in the stand picking it out and throwing on the ground. The next year, you’ve got the damn stuff growing all around your stand! It’s a vicious cycle.

13-Sep-20
Terrible in Illinois as well!

Crap is everywhere.

From: LBshooter
13-Sep-20
What exactly is it? Never ran into it.

From: t-roy
13-Sep-20
LB....... it’s a plant approximately 1’-2’ tall that has hundreds of individual seed pods about the size of a grain of rice. The seed pods are stickers that attach themselves to basically anything they come in contact with. They are a major PIA to remove, especially from fleece type garments.

From: t-roy
13-Sep-20

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Some guys call them beggar’s lice or sticktights. They turn brown-dark brown when they die in the fall.

From: jwoods
13-Sep-20
I live in the northwest part of the state and it's terrible this year. I saw a doe cross the road in front of me that looked like she had a hay bale strapped to her back

13-Sep-20
Yup, beggars lice...Hate it!

From: LBshooter
14-Sep-20
Thanks, I know that plant, just didn't know the name.

From: Woods Walker
14-Sep-20
My dog is a setter with floppy ears. She was out in our back field recently and when she came in it looked like she had a hair bun on the top of her head with her ears full of the stuff. What a job cleaning that off!!

From: woodguy65
14-Sep-20
Even worse when it dries and turns brown in the fall.

14-Sep-20
It’s bad here in Michigan as well, all over the cattle and horses.

From: Will
14-Sep-20
I dont think we have that here in the north east. It's some sort of burr type thing? I've never seen a plant able to grip deer fur, that's incredible. It has to totally blow to get that on fleece/wool etc... Is it sharp like a thorn, or just incredibly velcro like?

From: Stekewood
14-Sep-20
We have it in PA. Velcro like and the whole string of them all stick at once.

From: Scoot
14-Sep-20

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My poor nephew had to shave all his hair off his head from it this weekend! Somebody hit the baseball in the woods and he went in to get it. He bent down to grab it and stuck his head right in a patch of beggar's lice. Sounds like it took a couple minutes just to get one pulled out and he was crying already. Out came the clippers! I can't stand that stuff!

From: 12yards
14-Sep-20
So should I take a trip down with my string trimmer pre season? I absolutely hate that crap! I have a lot of fleece clothing.

From: 4nolz@work
14-Sep-20
I thought standard attire for Iowa was carhaart coveralls

From: M.Pauls
14-Sep-20
I’m calling photoshop on T-Roy. He’s obviously just trying to keep all the big bucks to himself!

From: drycreek
14-Sep-20
Y’all could all come hunt in Texas. Our stuff just stings, bites, and sticks you.....;-)

From: jmiller
14-Sep-20
Virginia stickseed is the common name. It can get bad here in North Dakota as well

From: Brotsky
14-Sep-20
No weed I hate worse than beggar's lice. My dog ran into a patch of it last night retrieving a dove. Spent the better part of 30 minutes when I got home last night brushing it all out of his coat.....Then I had to get started on getting it off my pants!!

From: SaltyB
14-Sep-20
Brutally bad here in WI this year too. Man I hate that stuff!

From: hitmanonmac
14-Sep-20
I am hunting Iowa and ran into this stuff real bad while scouting. What is the best clothing to wear to avoid looking like the above pictured doe?

From: greg simon
14-Sep-20
The stuff can stick to glazed porcelain I swear! Fleece is an absolute nightmare. You want pants especially that are a tight weave, slick. Like upland bird hunters wear. Maybe walk in those then slip something quieter on over them for sitting in a stand.

From: t-roy
14-Sep-20
Saddlecloth isn’t terrible, but like Greg S. stated, nothing seems to be immune from it. Carhartt or denim type material makes removal considerably easier as well. I wore a brand new pair of La Crosse Aerohead boots while hanging a stand the other day, and the uppers were totally covered with them when I was finished.

It’s just like working with roofing tar. No matter how careful you are, you’re still gonna get it all over yourself.

From: Shawn
14-Sep-20
I have a golden retriever so I know how bad they can be. Great nose, works hard but gets covered everytime I hunt him! Shawn

From: saveyhunter
14-Sep-20

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SE SD

From: Starfire
16-Sep-20
its bad here in Southern MN too. I see deer and they look like they are wearing a ghillie suit.

From: jjs
16-Sep-20
Had to shave my English cocker down do them, would come out from a walk covered with them. Will have to rethink about wearing my Winona camo or wool, it is does get old removing them.

16-Sep-20
They don't stick to rubber and that's about it. I've found that the quieter the clothes are, the more they stick.

From: Bake
16-Sep-20
Us Missouri hillbillies call them sticktights. That seems to work for about anything that will stick to your clothes, except for cockleburs. We call them cockleburs.

If deer could eat cockleburs we'd have the biggest deer in the world here where I live. I live near a 75,000 acre reservoir that is flood control for Lake of the Ozarks. All along the reservoir and the rivers that feed into it are large sometimes-flooded "mud flats" that are loaded with cockleburs. Man I hate them

From: t-roy
17-Sep-20

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We call them cockleburs in Iowa, too. They’re not that big of a problem here in most places. They’re relatively easy to remove, as well. They don’t even make it into my top 3 “PITA” sticker type weeds, in my area. Burdock and pitchforks suck WAY more than cockleburs, IMO. They’re both a bitch to get out of your hunting clothes as well.

From: greg simon
17-Sep-20
Sandburs are the worst. They stick to everything and they hurt like hell when they stick you!!!

From: t-roy
17-Sep-20

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Goat heads
You’re close, Greg, but I think goat heads have sandburs beat. Goat heads are sandburs on steroids! Fortunately, we don’t have goat heads here, and rarely any sandburs. Tons of both in Oklahoma, unfortunately.

From: Bake
17-Sep-20
Forgot about the sandburs. Hunted OK with Treeman last year and that was my first experience with those nasty things. I think there are still a few stuck to various spots of my truck carpet, to tell the truth

From: greg simon
17-Sep-20
Holy smokes!!! Those goat heads look like they could be used in a murder.

Bake, don't worry about the sand burs in your truck. When they get in your underwear then worry. Don't ask me how I know!!!

From: Ollie
17-Sep-20
Was out pulling trail cam cards a few days ago. Spent 15 minutes pulling those damn things off my pants!

From: bigswivle
17-Sep-20
Not to highjack you Iowa boys thread, but I’ll trade two Osceola turkeys and unlimited hogs for a chance to hunt Iowa. I’ve got 4pts. Dont want anything free, just an opportunity(I’ll pay for lease, food plots etc...) these would b true Osceolas, south of I-4, very comfortable place to stay.

From: 1boonr
17-Sep-20
I was walking around in Davis county and got covered with a bunch of burrs in the shape of a flat triangle. We don’t have them in Illinois but It will take more than that to keep me outa Iowa

18-Sep-20
The wildlife foundation I hunt spends 35% of their annual budget fighting invasive.

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