Hunting boots?


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theboyscout
April 4, 2013, 10:47 PM
What's your favorite boot to go hunting with?

My father and I are looking into new boots, and are not sure what to get. we like the snake boot, and the idea of the water boot. we are both bigger men and the zip up boots don't fit our legs right. I love Cowboy boots (Slide-on) so water boots seem like a good idea but I would like them snake proof too.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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rcmodel
April 4, 2013, 11:41 PM
Lacrosse Alpha Burlys or Grange until you find something better.
I haven't in 40 years.

They have been the wet weather, snow, and mud hunting boot in these parts since I was a boy.

http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/performance/hunt/rubber/

Cons:
They are hard to get on and off, so if you fall through the ice into deep water?
Not a good choice, cause you will drown trying to get them off.

Pros:
They fit around your ankles so well they don't slip up and down and wear blisters on your heels if you walk in them all day.

Not rated snake proof either.

But it would take a real brute of a snake to get a fang through them.

rc

MCgunner
April 4, 2013, 11:57 PM
Down here, I like my Magellan snake boots. They have kevlar and I've already had one 3 ft rattler bounce off 'em. They're tested and approved. :D They're also goretex waterproof and they're all day comfortable.

I'll add, these boots come to below my knee and lace up, but with the last few hooks loose, they slide off easily. You do have to lace 'em, though, the top part has hooks vs the eyes on the bottom, quick on and off. They do NOT slide in gooy mud, which I like and make the laces worth the effort to tie.

They were under 80 bucks at Academy.

303tom
April 5, 2013, 12:04 AM
Red Head, best boot ever...................
http://www.best-deal.com/search/landing/query/redhead+boots/s/google/koid/6238793050/gkaid/71765809/adid/2230137529/gkyid/26834669089/?query=redhead+boots&gclid=CJ7bypvFsrYCFQk4nAodkAIA3w

Patocazador
April 5, 2013, 09:36 AM
Lacrosse Alpha Burlys or Grange until you find something better.
I haven't in 40 years.

They have been the wet weather, snow, and mud hunting boot in these parts since I was a boy.

http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/performance/hunt/rubber/

Cons:
They are hard to get on and off, so if you fall through the ice into deep water?
Not a good choice, cause you will drown trying to get them off.

Pros:
They fit around your ankles so well they don't slip up and down and wear blisters on your heels if you walk in them all day.

Not rated snake proof either.

But it would take a real brute of a snake to get a fang through them.

rc
I have been wearing LaCrosse rubber boots, Burly & Grange, for 30 years. They stay on in the muck and are close to water-tite if you cinch them up good. Water will wick down your pants leg into them but if you splash through the deep stuff fast, your feet stay pretty dry.

My son and a friend of mine both got struck by cottonmouths (different incidents) and the fangs didn't penetrate. I haven't seen a diamondback in over 10 years now so don't worry about them much anymore.

buckhorn_cortez
April 5, 2013, 10:12 AM
Russell Moccasin (http://www.russellmoccasin.com/) makes some of the best custom hunting boots you can find. I have the Mountain PH with some additional features. I have also have had a pair of snake boots from them. The will make the boot fit your foot and leg as the lasts are custom made for each person and each foot, so the boots are custom fit exactly to your feet.

The triple vamp moccasin is waterproof as long as you keep them cleaned and oiled. If you're contemplating spending $200 for boots, do yourself a favor and spend an additional $200 and get boots you can walk in all day.

herkyguy
April 5, 2013, 11:03 AM
I have worn a pair of Danner Pronghorn snakeboots working and hunting for the last few years. I just picked up the Cabelas pinnacle which I'll use exclusively for hunting in the fall.

I have water moccasins on my land and have shot a decent number of them. Both are Gore Tex, both keep my feet dry. the pinnacle also has a scent lock liner.

i believe you're in Florida which also has a healthy number of snakes. not a bad investment........don't go cheap. you'll regret it.

ETSU_Gal
April 5, 2013, 12:32 PM
LL Bean! Expensive but so worth it. The traditional ones with the rubber bottoms can be a little thin for very cold weather. I have a pair with the wire gizmo instead of laces. They are the greatest.

jmr40
April 5, 2013, 02:52 PM
Hunting in Florida is much different than in the North Ga. Mountains. I'm sold on USA made Danners as a hunting boot. But over the last few years I'm fnding better prices on quality hiking boots. Unlike hunting boots they tend to run good sales on them.

I've been using these for the last few years. Found a pair that had been returned in my size for $75 about 8-9 years ago. I've probably put over 1000 miles on them.

http://www.bakershoe.com/clothing.cfm/department/mens/gear/bootsshoes/product/lowa-boots-banff-pro-mens/?utm_source=googleshopping&gclid=CIzplcuKtLYCFQjznAodMSMAhw

Before that I wore a pair of these from 1989-2003. Of course they were only $160 then. That is expensive, but breaks down to less than $12 a year for boots.

http://www.danner.com/boots/grousetm-hunting-boots.html

In Florida, I'd probably hunt in tennis shoes.

303tom
April 6, 2013, 12:26 AM
Sounds like you have plenty to pick from................

hso
April 6, 2013, 01:09 AM
Just a little too far afield from firearms/hunting.

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