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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by WestKentucky, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    I know snakes are pretty well gone for the year in TN. They are out and about, but as it cools off they will be less feisty and less out than they are in warmer months.

    Where I am at there are a lot of snakes that I don’t want to tangle with. I’m used to copperheads and they don’t bother me as much as rattlesnakes do, and there are healthy populations of rattlesnakes in the area that I will be hunting, and I have seen a huge one about 5 miles away as the crow flies. I am going to buy snake boots, just a layer of caution that hopefully is never an actual need.

    I’m looking at stuff in the $100 to $150 range. I have bass pro, Dunham’s, and academy all nearby as well as the online places to shop at, but since it’s a shoe I will try something on before buying it. Any suggestions are welcomed.
     
  2. Kingcreek

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    Snake gaiters might be worth looking into. You can selectively wear them only when in snakey country and will probably last through 2 or 3 pair of hunting boots.
    Only time I ever saw snakes while hunting was an early pronghorn hunt in Wyoming rim rock country but I've never had anything like a close call with a snake.
     
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  3. earlthegoat2

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    I have LaCrosse rubber snake boots. I always hunt in wet ground conditions.

    They don’t call it the Lowcountry for nothing.

    Plus, being rubber compound, they have a bit of scent control while wandering around.

    They cost around $180 two years ago at Bass Pro.
     
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  4. tmd16556

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    Without any legs, I don’t feel like a snake would have much use for boots! :rofl:

    I couldn’t resist it. I’m actually interested in following the question about snake gaiters myself.
     
  5. jmr40

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    I prefer gaiters over snake boots. Use them when needed and have better boots when not needed.
     
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  6. Patocazador

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    I live in snake country and just wear LaCrosse rubber boots for dry feet and scent control. I have had a cottonmouth and a rattler strike me in the boots and both bounced off. Even though the boots can be penetrated by a big rattler, the rubber offers a trampoline effect and I doubt the venom would make its way into my skin/bloodstream.
     
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  7. rayatphonix

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    I have a pair of Justin and a pair of Muck snake boots. In our hunting club, you don’t leave the road without snake boots. I’ve seen rattlesnakes, copperheads and a water moccasin, all in the same hunt. The most important factor for me is comfort. If I’m spending all day in my boots, they need to be comfortable. Next comes water resistant. I prefer zip up boots over lace up.
     
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  8. WestKentucky

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    I went by academy today on my way home and was very disappointed. I’m a big guy, but I’m solid muscle on my legs. My calves are big, and I could not fit anything that they had that I would be willing to pay for. I did find a pair of snake gaiters though and may consider them, but they look like they cinch to a belt and I don’t wear a belt unless I’m forced to (metals allergy, buckle breaks me out) so I’m not sure what I will end up doing.
     
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  10. EIB0879

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    I love my Danner Pronghorn side zip/lace up . I got them on sale a few years back. Very comfortable and I can get the fit just right with the laces .
     
  11. FL-NC

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    I grew up and live in an open-air reptile zoo. Not to mention places I have been overseas with much more dangerous snakes than anything we have in the US. I never wore them. Just be careful where you walk and put your other appendages. I avoid anywhere I can't see the ground- like palmetto thickets and overgrown areas near water. Just be careful.
     
  12. hps1

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    Nice boots, look very similar to the old Cabela's waterproof boot (could very well have been made by irish setter) w/zippers. I wore out three pairs and would have bought another pair had they not discontinued them. I, too have a hard time finding snake boot to fit large calf and this style had larger tops. Lots of rattlers in the brush country.
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    Regards,
    hps
     
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  13. Glockula

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    I don't step off of gravel road without snake boots here. Moccasins are the real threat. Rattlers and copperheads are common but not nearly as aggressive. Lacrosse rubber snake boots have worked well for me.

    I stepped on a 4 plus foot canebrake rattler in August. Not my brightest moment. It really fortified the need for snake boots in my mind.
     
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