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#3249144 - 05/17/13 08:59 PM Hunting Boots
buckbstr_1
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Looking to buy a new pair of boots. What is the best all around hunting boot for the money.
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#3249252 - 05/18/13 05:05 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: buckbstr_1]
chimneyman
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Danner Pronghorn
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#3249256 - 05/18/13 05:37 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: chimneyman]
FULLDRAWXX75
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Depends on what you call all round? terrain/temp./etc have a ton to do with picking the proper boot.

I have several different pairs of boots for various conditions and temp. ranges

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#3249375 - 05/18/13 09:25 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
Depends on what you call all round? terrain/temp./etc have a ton to do with picking the proper boot.

I have several different pairs of boots for various conditions and temp. ranges

Exactly.

Different boots are better for different applications, and different types of hunting.

For leather boots, mainly hiking, my preference is the Meindl brand. But they have non-insulated "Perfect" hikers, "Perfect" hunters, "Alaskan" hikers (much tougher & stiffer), as well as insulated leather hunting boots. No one version is ideal for everything.

For snake boots, and these are no longer available (why I bought another new pair when I found out), I have some Irish Setters that are almost as light and comfortable as my Meindl Perfect Hikers.

For most of my actual deer hunting, which is hunting from a stand, I wear rubber boots. Last couple of years, I've been very happy with a pair of Muck FieldBlazers for warmer weather, and Muck Woody Max for colder weather. Some of my deer hunting is in swamplands, and I sometimes deer hunt wearing chest waders.

But year round, I spend more time "scouting" via "hiking" as part of my "hunting", finding seasonal weather & terrain determining which boots to wear.

OK, what if you were only going to have one pair of outdoor boots? I'd probably go with a pair of heavy-duty insulated (say 800 grams) LaCrosse full-rubber boots because they are very durable (for scouting) while the Muck boots are not. Might not like insulated boots in warmer weather, but better than non-insulated in cold weather.

You really need more than one pair of hunting boots, especially if you consider scouting part of your hunting and do much hunting. Also, I never wear in the truck, the boots that I wear on a deer stand (pick up smelly oil/fuel particles from the floorboard).

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#3249376 - 05/18/13 09:27 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Wes Parrish]
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"Hunting" is a pretty broad term.
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#3249445 - 05/18/13 11:28 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Wes Parrish]
BlountArrow
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Air Jordans.
Yeah tough to answer. If I'm doing a lot of walking i like a leather/upland boot uninsulated. That's just me and I have hot feet. Otherwise, less walking, I'm a lacrosse rubber boot man. I guess I'm talking deer hunting mainly here.
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#3249535 - 05/18/13 03:03 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: BlountArrow]
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For me, deer hunting, I love my Danners for walk-in a long way kind of hunting that I normally do. I can wear them all deer season no matter the weather. For easier places to get to I love my Muck Woody Max but only if its colder or I burn up.
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#3250013 - 05/19/13 09:50 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: smstone22]
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I love my miendl perfect hikers for all weather down to 36 degrees or so then I switch to danner pronghorns
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#3250696 - 05/19/13 10:06 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Mr. Hawk]
scn
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I'm in my Muck Woody Max the majority of the time. Gator N Buck on here can hook you up with a deal on them.
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#3250766 - 05/20/13 03:14 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: scn]
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 Originally Posted By: scn
I'm in my Muck Woody Max the majority of the time. Gator N Buck on here can hook you up with a deal on them.
Yep.
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#3251073 - 05/20/13 12:44 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Beekeeper]
Wes Parrish
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I probably spend more of my actual deer hunting time wearing the Woody Max than any other boot, but they are not very durable for scouting purposes.

 Originally Posted By: Mr. Hawk
I love my miendl perfect hikers for all weather down to 36 degrees or so then I switch to danner pronghorns
I love my Meindl Perfect Hikers for all weather down to 36 degrees or so then I switch to Meindl Alaskan Hikers. \:\)

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#3251178 - 05/20/13 02:46 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: scn]
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 Originally Posted By: scn
I'm in my Muck Woody Max the majority of the time. Gator N Buck on here can hook you up with a deal on them.

Money well spent. Great guy to deal with too.

They might be a little too warm for bow season but for the rest of the year that's what I'm wearing.
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#3265296 - 06/10/13 12:58 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Irish Setter Field Trackers during cooler weather. Wolverine (can't remember the model) during colder weather.
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#3286972 - 07/09/13 09:24 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Beekeeper]
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Muck are aweaome. Have various styles and are the most comfy boots I've ever worn. Getting a new pair next week
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#3289705 - 07/12/13 04:52 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Beekeeper]
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mucks for me but it all depends.
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#3294327 - 07/17/13 08:43 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: chimneyman]
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 Originally Posted By: chimneyman
Danner Pronghorn


First reply nails it. Can't beat them.
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#3294451 - 07/17/13 10:10 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Orion6]
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Mucks from GnB.....
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#3295168 - 07/18/13 05:12 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: taximan]
Mr. Hawk
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Danner pronghorns for cold weather, miendl hikers from cabelas for warm
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#3299462 - 07/23/13 07:54 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Wes Parrish]
bbuck14
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[quote=Wes Parrish]I probably spend more of my actual deer hunting time wearing the Woody Max than any other boot, but they are not very durable for scouting purposes.

They sure ain't.

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#3299721 - 07/23/13 12:06 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
LSUtigers
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I can get 10 yrs out of a pair of Rocky Bearclaws, hunt 50+ days a season, not all 50 in them but I do wear them alot because im cold natured.
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#3300075 - 07/23/13 06:56 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: LSUtigers]
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After weeks of research I went with the Lowa GTX Hunter Extreme. They should be here tomorrow and I will report further on what I think.
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#3301564 - 07/25/13 08:13 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: trealtree]
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I'm in my Muck Wetlands pretty much all season if I'm not walking many hills. If I'm doing a lot of walking like at Ft. Knox, I'm on season 10 or 11 in my Rocky Lynx. I've had my Mucks for 7 years and have finally worn a hole in the heel fabric.
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#3304213 - 07/27/13 09:05 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: LSUtigers]
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 Originally Posted By: LSUtigers
I can get 10 yrs out of a pair of Rocky Bearclaws, hunt 50+ days a season, not all 50 in them but I do wear them alot because im cold natured.


the sole crumbled in less than 2 years on my last pair of rocky bear claws. notice I said last pair. I bought lacross the last time and they are leaking after 3 years. i'll be buying new boots before long.
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#3304237 - 07/27/13 09:31 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: stik]
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That is pretty strange.
I bought a VERY expensive pair of Bearclaws.
Can't remember how much thinsulate they had but it was alot.

Same thing, sole crumbled and fell apart.

As with you, that was my LAST pair of Rocky's.
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#3306051 - 07/29/13 11:31 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: RUGER]
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I had a friend give me an oversized walmart hunting boots and with a lot of hiking and put artic shield boot covers on them, my feet stay warm when its cold. They've lasted for 5 years. They probably sell for probably 40 bucks, hard to beat them for the money, or maybe I just got lucky?
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#3311414 - 08/04/13 10:58 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Beekeeper]
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I use the muck wetland for early season but I can't afford the insulated mucks so I just use lacrosse alpha burleys I've had for a few years, they work fine
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#3317159 - 08/09/13 11:41 AM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: trealtree]
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
After weeks of research I went with the Lowa GTX Hunter Extreme. They should be here tomorrow and I will report further on what I think.


Lowa Tibet GTX for me (good for heavy packs). I also use Merrell's (good for low weight bearing style hunting), both brands are great for hiking/active style hunting or mild weather hunting.

These are non-insulated boots that I use but I use a high quality merino wool sock like Smart Wool.
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#3348177 - 09/05/13 12:34 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Beekeeper]
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Irish Setter, Black Bears 400 grain insulation
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#3348704 - 09/05/13 08:20 PM Re: Hunting Boots [Re: Deerhunter96]
SES
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Muck FieldBlazers. Only boot I'll ever buy.
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