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#275644 - 06/24/07 02:39 PM Hunting boots
Charlie's Army
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Is there a hunting boot that could be used for the entire season. I hunt early bow and to rifle. Is there one boot out there that would work or should I look at getting two different ones
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#275658 - 06/24/07 03:12 PM Re: Hunting boots [Re: Charlie's Army]
TheAirMan
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I wear a pair of Rocky Wildcats all year. They have 500 grams of Thinsulate. My feet always stay warm and they don't get hot in bow or turkey season.
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#275729 - 06/24/07 04:43 PM Re: Hunting boots [Re: TheAirMan]
Charlie's Army
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I found a pair of Rocky Wildcats for $62 in my size. Now I gotta convince the wife!!
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#276258 - 06/24/07 11:19 PM Re: Hunting boots [Re: Charlie's Army]
Adam Carter
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If you are going for comfort I would suggest a pair of Danner boots. They are the best boots I have ever put on my feet. You can get the pronghorn's in 600gram that will do fine from bow season to late season. I have a pair of insulated booties I keep in my backpack when it gets really cold. Danner boots are a little higher than others but they are well worth the money if you do some walking.
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#287655 - 07/03/07 08:39 PM Re: Hunting boots [Re: Adam Carter]
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I think it depends on how much your feet sweat. My sweat profusely, so I can't wear insulated boots in warm wether. I used to wear uninsulated rubber boots in early season, but my feet still were wrinkly-wet from sweat if I had to do any serious hiking like tracking then dragging deer from the hollows. This fall I want to buy a decent pair of uninsulated Goretex boots for bow season; the 800 gram ones I bought last year for cold weather worked great, and if well-sprayed with Scent-away they didn't seem to alarm the deer.

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#287782 - 07/03/07 10:03 PM Re: Hunting boots [Re: jakeway]
TNhunter
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If you go rubber boot go with the LaCrosse Alpha Burly Sport uninsulated. If you go with regular boot go with the Danner Pronghorn uninsulated. They both work in early bow season and turkey season. Then if you have a long sit on stand during the colder times of the year in Dec - use some of the Arctic Shield boot blankets. I haven't used insulated boots in the last 4 years and have only gotten cold feet when I was in Illinios hunting in single digit degree weather during the week between Christmas and New Years.
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#288795 - 07/04/07 10:47 PM Re: Hunting boots [Re: TNhunter]
moondawg
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I had a pair of Rocky Wildcats and for some reason they didn't fit right. They fit okay at the store, but once I got out in the field, they fit tighter around my feet. I guess I bought them in a hurry and didn't take my time in feeling them out. I have tried several Rocky boots afterwards and never have found any that were comfortable for me. I finally found a pair or Irish Setter (Big Game tracker) that felt comfortable for me.

Try different pairs before you settle on one.
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#294254 - 07/10/07 12:39 AM Re: Hunting boots [Re: moondawg]
megalomaniac
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For me, there's not one boot which works during the entire hunting season.

I use uninsulated boots during bow season, alpha burley sports uninsulated with temps to freezing, then 1000g alpha burley sports when below freezing.

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#295721 - 07/11/07 07:51 AM Re: Hunting boots [Re: megalomaniac]
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My Rocky Wildcats work very well for me during the entire season, unless it gets REALLY cold.
Then I transfer to my Rocky Bear Claw 2's.
I have worn them exactly 3 times in the last 4 years. Like I said, it has to be really cold.
Sometimes I do wear my Lacrosse Burly's when it is really wet because of course the Wildcats do leak. ;\)
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