My turkey hunting boot choice


March 27, 2012, 12:35 AM

This is what I bought, and now I'm second guessing, people here and elsewhere keep telling me how important camo is, should I have gone with Remington waterproof mossy oak pattern boots? Or will these blend well?

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March 27, 2012, 01:23 AM
Uh aren't you going spring gobbler hunting? Those are for heavy winter. 1200gr thinsolate will be awful hot in the warm spring weather. As far as color, I wouldn't worry so much about the boots. Brown and black will blend in just fine. It's movement that you need to worry about the most there. But I can tell you, that 1200gr thinsolate is going to have your feet sweating pretty badly. I would go with these. Around the same price, camoed, and only 600 grams thinsolate. Be perfect for those chilly mornings in the mountains but not so much that they will burn you up.

March 27, 2012, 10:18 AM
Way too much boot for spring turkey hunting. No camo needed on your feet either. I have found that most boots marketed toward hunters are either cheap junk, or overpriced with more emphasis placed on the newest camo pattern than function.

I hunt regularly in temps in the 20's and sometimes in single digits and haven't used insulated boots in years. I find I can get better quality boots at better prices by purchasing some of the better boots made for backpacking. Been using these for the last 7-8 years

I found them in a small backpacking store. Someone had returned them after buying. I paid $75, but got no box or papers. Best boot money I ever spent.

The best buys right now are on surplus militaty boots if you don't mind desert tan. I've found it works just fine after you get mud on them once.

You could order on line, but boots like this.

often show up at surplus stores dirt cheap. I bought this exact boot for my son a couple of years ago for $25. They didn't have my size or I'd have bought me a pair. I did run across a pair of these in my size for $130. Wore them hunting this morning.

March 27, 2012, 12:37 PM
I wear knee-high rubber boots.

Spring here involves wet or frosty grass, stream crossings at times, ticks, and early season copperhead snakes some years.

And I agree most of the special turkey hunting clothing & special boots is more for the retail bottom line then what is necessary to kill a turkey.

A cammo net face mask, gloves, & shirt is all a turkey can see when you are setting behind a brush blind on the ground.

Movement is your worst enemy.
If you blink or move your head or anything else rapidly, they will see it.
Otherwise, they won't.

They especially won't be looking at what color your boots are if they have as much mud on them as mine usually do.


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