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snake boots

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by gonefishin1, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. gonefishin1

    gonefishin1 Well-Known Member

    I have been looking at different snake boots from academy and gander mountain, but I didn't like the quality of rocky boots or the academy brand. I want them to be waterproof and something like 17-18 inches tall and I think I want lace up for the extra ankle support. I was looking online at the Danner, Chippewa, and lacross. But I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion.

    I hunt in Southeast texas where it is wet and hot. and sometimes will walk for 10 miles in a day when I am scouting the national forest. I also want them to last several years. I was looking at boots in the $200 price range. But I would go $300 if they are worth it.
    Thanks guys
  2. yzguy87

    yzguy87 Well-Known Member

    I bought a pair of Rocky snake boots a few years ago and was disappointed by them. They're supposed to be water proof but my right boot wasn't. They were going to be my primary hunting boots but now I just use my Chippewa boots.
    IMO, Rocky has gone down in quality since they moved production to Mexico.
  3. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    The whole left sole of my Rocky snake boot came off last week while pulling it off my foot.
    No snake boot is waterproof for long. The protectant treatment wears off.

    Almost any high boot will protect you from a snake bite. My 7 y.o. son was struck by a cottonmouth in his cheap black rubber WalMart boot and it bounced off with no physical damage to my son. However, he is now 6' 2" and 280 lbs. and acts like a little girl around snakes.
  4. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    I bought Magellans from Academy, about 80 bucks IIRC about 5 years ago, and I've been quite happy with 'em. They've got Goretex, as water proof as any Seadrift Ropers (rubber boots) and well made. I use 'em on the motorcycle, too. They''re only waterproof to just above the ankles. The tongue has to open enough to allow your foot inside. They're 17" tops.

    Good luck in those national forests. I'd suggest a kevlar vest, but then you'd need those ceramic plates to stop a rifle round. Personally, I stay the heck out of public hunting areas in Texas except for dove and waterfowl. But, I guess, somebody has to hunt there. :D
  5. brainwake

    brainwake Well-Known Member

    I went with a pair of gators. This way I can take them off when I don't feel like them. Plus its easier to share them with someone else. YMMV

    JJHACK Well-Known Member

    I have a pair if calf high Russell moccasins made with their turtle skin liner and air bob soles.

    I use these during the majority of the season were the puff adders are trouble I have had them bitten twice by puff adders. Once deliberate by a 16" bugger. The other was a surprise when I stepped on it which caused it to strike my ankle.

    The leather was dripping with yellow venom. But the fangs did not penetrate. I also was bitten by a rock python deliberate as a means to grab it behind the head.

    That Python was quite large, 12 foot or so. His teeth were lodged into the leather and hard to wiggle his head around to get the teeth out. But did not penetrate through the liner.

    They work100%
  7. HighExpert

    HighExpert Well-Known Member

    I like my gaiters. On quick, off quick and very safe.
  8. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    I have has my Rocky snake boots for more than 10 years and have most problay put in a few hundred miles on it and is till holding up. I decided to get another Rocky snake boots and am still happy with the second pair.
  9. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    I don't care for hard plastic gators, too hot in spring and summer when the rattlers are out. My Magellans are kinda warm, but breath and I don't soak my pant legs in sweat like I do with those gators. I much prefer 'em, AND part of the OP, they're water proof, kinda important in south Texas. Kevlar works. I've been hit by a 3.5 foot rattler on my place in Calhoun county. That little chunk of land is snake central in the spring.
  10. gonefishin1

    gonefishin1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info keep it coming. Oh and now I have a new place to hunt on some family land, it's 200 acres but 2 sides of it are remote national forest. After opening day in the national forest this will probably be the only part of it i hunt deer in again, I have never seen so many orange hats that close to me all carrying guns. Not a good feeling.
  11. herkyguy

    herkyguy Well-Known Member

    the Cabelas zip-ups are surprisingly comfortable. i've been wearing them all season. I have an older pair of danners that have seen quite a few miles and done well too.

    if you can find the cabelas zip-ups on a good sale, they're worth it.
  12. LeverGunJunkie

    LeverGunJunkie Well-Known Member

    I bought a pair of LaCrosse Snake Boots about 5 deer seasons ago. Still going strong and are my most comfortable hunting boot. They aren't as water tight as they used to be, but do fine as long as I don't do any prolonged wading.
  13. oneounceload

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  14. dubbleA

    dubbleA Well-Known Member

    I have a pair of Danner Pronghorn's that I have used for the last 5 years or so. They are still going strong. They were about $230.
  15. gonefishin1

    gonefishin1 Well-Known Member

    I ended up ordering the Danner pronghorn snake boots from gander mountain. I love them. Haven't been to the woods with them yet but they feel nice. And they seem to run a little big for their size.
  16. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    My snake boots also work well as motorcycle boots. Oh, they're camo, not Harley Davidson stylish, but I ride a Kawasaki KLR650, not a Harley. They fit THAT ride pretty well. :D But, they cover a lot of leg, are waterproof, and the Kevlar would make for some decent protection in a get off.
  17. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    I have a pair of Redhead knee high snake boots that are excellent for here in Arizona. Very comfortable and not too hot to wear. Picked them up from Cabelas several years ago and they are still going strong.
  18. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

  20. Jcinnb

    Jcinnb Well-Known Member

    I bought some very nice looking snake boots from Lacrosse. They appeared very well made, but I could not get my huge calf into them.

    Damn the bad luck!

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