Here in MN I havent ever had ground nests from yellow jackets. Only under building eave nests...lots of them! One bounced off my forehead this spring when I tried, but failed, to effectively squish the nest off the chicken coop eave with the handle of my pitchfork in one fell confident swoop. (I have no more confident wasp squishing swoops)
I didnt run, but I did a dance that sent the poor frightened chickens squawking to their hiding place. I would like to say I scared the cr*p out of them but there were eggs found in unusual places that day. he he he.