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#3486569 - 12/05/13 11:33 PM Hunting boots ?
southernhunter
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My rubber lacrosse boots are about done for , I really liked them because they had the side zipper and was easy to get on and off, before is buy another pair . I like to hear what y'all like or wear for hunting ?
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#3486668 - 12/06/13 05:54 AM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: southernhunter]
ghosthunter
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I wear a little bit of everything. Danner pronghorns mostly, but not if it's going to be wet because water will leak through. I really believe that just about all gor-tex will leak. I did purchase some kenetrek grizzly pac boots for the cooler weather so I'll see how those fair.
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#3487235 - 12/06/13 12:48 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: ghosthunter]
Tennessee Lead
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Rubber boots I really like mucks. I have a pair of muck woody elites. I really like those for colder weather. Got them from GNB about three years ago no complaints. Just bought a pair of Rocky prowler elites in a lace up and I am liking how they feel. And the soles are very aggressive and that is a must for these big hills and hollers.
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#3487421 - 12/06/13 02:39 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: Tennessee Lead]
Blue Dogs
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All I hunt in is Rubber. I have worn only lacrosse for the last 15 yrs. Needed a new pair due to ripping them in an old clear cut looking for a deer during Juvi, and tried on every pair in the store just to go back to the original lacrosse burly boot. i also wear a burly with 800 gram when it gets below freezing. I dont think you can go wrong with rubber.
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#3487909 - 12/06/13 07:29 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: Blue Dogs]
southernhunter
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 Originally Posted By: Blue Dogs
All I hunt in is Rubber. I have worn only lacrosse for the last 15 yrs. Needed a new pair due to ripping them in an old clear cut looking for a deer during Juvi, and tried on every pair in the store just to go back to the original lacrosse burly boot. i also wear a burly with 800 gram when it gets below freezing. I dont think you can go wrong with rubber.
i really liked my burly boots ,except I felt they was a bit bulky on the toe . I believe I'll buy another pair.

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#3493699 - 12/10/13 08:33 AM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: southernhunter]
Pic IN the Casa
TurdFarmer2.0
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Mucks.
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#3510106 - 12/21/13 08:47 AM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
slagtown_dfa
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 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
Mucks.

X2

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#3515649 - 12/25/13 02:01 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: slagtown_dfa]
blueridge
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 Originally Posted By: slagtown_dfa
 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
Mucks.

X2




X3

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#3516001 - 12/25/13 06:45 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: blueridge]
Frank G
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When it gets in the 20's or below, I like my 1500 gram Rockey.
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#3524244 - 12/31/13 02:15 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: blueridge]
duckriver
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 Originally Posted By: blueridge
 Originally Posted By: slagtown_dfa
 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
Mucks.

X2




X3


X4, fold them down when walking to let air circulate because if you sweat much in them they will stink
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#3524391 - 12/31/13 03:51 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: duckriver]
infoman jr.
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 Originally Posted By: duckriver
 Originally Posted By: blueridge
 Originally Posted By: slagtown_dfa
 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
Mucks.

X2




X3


X4, fold them down when walking to let air circulate because if you sweat much in them they will stink

I wore my Muck XPress cool boots from the beginning of September til the middle of December. Good stuff.
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#3524395 - 12/31/13 03:56 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: infoman jr.]
duckriver
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Is that the new one that's suppose to be for warm weather?
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#3536526 - 01/07/14 10:18 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: duckriver]
southernhunter
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I broke down and orderd another pair of lacrosse side zip boots, really wanted to try a pair of mucks but their just way too small for my calfs with pants tucked in , if this pair last like my others I'll be happy

Edited by southernhunter (01/07/14 10:20 PM)

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#3661928 - 05/03/14 07:40 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: southernhunter]
Great White Stalker
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I love my burly 800 grams. About time for some new ones after 8 years though. I've been considering the mucks but I just can't bring myself to leave Lacrosse.
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#3684749 - 06/05/14 10:28 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
W.Seay
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 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
Mucks.


Yep
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#3696023 - 06/22/14 05:56 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: W.Seay]
TN Whitetail Freak
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I have yet to find a boot that will last past 1 full hunting season....i need waterproof and every boot ive owned failed
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#3696024 - 06/22/14 06:01 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
TN Whitetail Freak
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I have my decision of alpha burly pro 18" or mucks
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#3718741 - 07/26/14 10:44 AM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: duckriver]
pick-a-spot
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Having to find wide sizes makes it hard to find a good rubber boot.
Until yesterday. Tried on a pair of Irish Setter "Rutmaster" boots and they fit great.
Going to give them some scouting exercise to test them before season. Hope they hold up.
Have purchased the Danner "Pronghorn" (also in wide) and found them to be excellent hunting boots. No issues with leaking.
Do prefer rubber in early season to keep scent down while scouting.
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#3724849 - 08/03/14 09:25 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: duckriver]
MObowman
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I use mostly my lacrosse mudlite snake boots but when it gets cold then I have a pair if redhead ultra hunter side zip gortex boots that are light as heck and warm
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#3729517 - 08/09/14 03:22 AM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: duckriver]
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Muck boots! They are durable, comfortable and when they begin to stink from sweat I fill a clean trash can full of water and scent killer soap and immerse them along with other bulky items such as my safety harness. I then hang them upside down to drain. After a couple of hours I put a small fan in front of them for some air circulation. Once dry they smell like new. I will do this several times during the season. As for pulling them off I use diabetes socks that I buy at Dollar General. Don't know why it makes them come off so easy but they will slide off your feet even if the boots are completely soaked with sweat. I know this an older post but I have not been on in a while.
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#3729728 - 08/09/14 11:16 AM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: dsa5455]
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That is a definitely an interesting scent control technique for your boots and harness.
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#3736646 - 08/18/14 02:31 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
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 Originally Posted By: TN Whitetail Freak
I have yet to find a boot that will last past 1 full hunting season....i need waterproof and every boot ive owned failed


Any leather or cordura boots will need to be retreated regularly in order to maintain their waterproof abilities. I have a pair of Vasque boots that I bought in 1998 that have had many hard miles on them and have even been resoled. I retreat them with Nikwax twice a year to maintain waterproofing and recondition as needed. There is no way around the retreatment process on leather and cordura boots. The DWR treatment will wear off as it gets grinded with dirt, dust and rock as well as from UV exposure.

The DWR treatments on cordura doesn't seem to last near as long as leather and, likewise, once the treatment wears off cordura, the boot fabric will saturate with water very quickly. I have a pair of snake boots that are mostly cordura and the problem I have had with retreating is that it is very difficult to get the dirt particles out of the fabric. If the material is not clean, then you won't be able to get them to be fully waterproof when retreating. For this reason, I have started to avoid cordura based boots in favor of pure leather.

Goretex can work fine as an additional waterproof layer for either leather or cordura, however, once your DWR wears off the, the Goretex fabric will become saturated quickly and start to leak, especially at the seams. The Goretex liner is not the reason that those boots are waterproof, it is merely a redundant layer.

Its hard to have one pair of "do it all boots." I often wear rubber and neoprene boots for shorter approaches during deer season. If I expect to do a lot of walking/hiking/scouting, I'll often wear a pair of leather boots because they are more comfortable, lighter and offer more direct support if I am carrying a load (pack and/or deer quarters). During turkey season, I often wear snake boots, but sometimes opt for hiking boots instead. I NEVER wear rubber or neoprene boots during turkey season -too hot and I do too much walking.
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