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Title: What boots do you wear? Yea you!
Post by: macobb on February 14, 2020, 08:21:10 AM
So I’m just counting the days til I can start chasing birds again. So let’s start something i haven’t seen on here yet... full disclosure this has probably been covered and I missed it. What boots do you use turkey hunting? More than one pair for different reasons? Why do I need to use them? Do you use different boots deer hunting? Idc lets just see what people got?
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Post by: Smooth_Operator on February 14, 2020, 08:30:30 AM
Russell Moccasins snake boots. Put a lot of miles on em over the years, they were stiff at first but after breaking in they’ve been awesome...


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Post by: hoythunter on February 14, 2020, 08:31:05 AM
Lacrosse 4xalpha snake boots for me. Turkey and deer hunting both.
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Post by: CALLM2U on February 14, 2020, 08:40:35 AM
Irish Setter, Vaprtrek Snake Boots
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Post by: hotspur on February 14, 2020, 09:29:12 AM
Across rubbers for Louisiana mud, Brahma leather steel toe for Texas cactus
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Post by: cracker4112 on February 14, 2020, 09:43:14 AM
Muck wetlands for the wet, Irish Setter Wingshooters for the dry or hot.
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Post by: Gobbler428 on February 14, 2020, 10:20:02 AM



                                 Old style Danner Pronghorn snake boots 
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Post by: Holtbensley on February 14, 2020, 10:24:39 AM
Just retired my Irish setter vaprtek snake boots for some new danner pronghorn snakes!
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Post by: Rapscallion Vermilion on February 14, 2020, 10:33:05 AM
Danner Grouse with bob outsoles for high and dry country (and upland bird hunting), Under Armour HAW for wet and low country
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Post by: NCSWAMPFOX on February 14, 2020, 10:33:22 AM
rocky prolight snakes and leather low boots or merrells with gaiters. despise rubber or non laceup boots
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Post by: NCL on February 14, 2020, 11:01:10 AM
Rocky non-insulated for early turkey Rocky snake boots for late turkey, insulated Rocky when i did deer hunt
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Post by: Hobbes on February 14, 2020, 12:02:10 PM
Kenetrek Mountain Extreme - Uninsulated.  If I was hunting lowlands I'd wear an uninsulated rubber boot.
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Post by: jamo on February 14, 2020, 12:13:42 PM
I.S. vaprtek
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Post by: King Cobra on February 14, 2020, 12:26:33 PM
LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoe 10" non-insulated
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Post by: shoer2 on February 14, 2020, 12:54:33 PM
Got some Russell's but really like and comfortable my Twisted  X -moc-toe snake boots with waterproof liner.
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Post by: MK M GOBL on February 14, 2020, 01:07:29 PM
I have a few pairs, Cold/Wet/Warm

Meindl - 600gram
Danner - 200gram
Mucks
Rocky - Snake Boots - uninsulated
Merrill - Hikers - uninsulated


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Post by: TauntoHawk on February 14, 2020, 01:28:12 PM
Hanwag banks

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Post by: Buckman18 on February 14, 2020, 01:35:07 PM
Irish Setters while it cold. When the snakes are crawling, I use Rocky Snake Boots.
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Post by: Jbird22 on February 14, 2020, 01:39:20 PM
Lacrosse Grange majority of the time
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Post by: bbcoach on February 14, 2020, 01:41:49 PM
If it's wet---Lacrosse Alpha Burlys
If it's dry---Danner Snakes
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Post by: guesswho on February 14, 2020, 01:44:36 PM
If I wear boots it’s usually Danners.   But a lot of the time I wear crocs or tennis shoes.
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Post by: RutnNStrutn on February 14, 2020, 01:47:20 PM
I've tried many snake boots. Chippewas, Danners, Rocky's, LaCrosse, Redhead. I found the Readhead side zip camo snake boots to be my favorites, and have worn them for years. They're lightweight and comfortable, and they hold their waterproofing as well or better than the others, but they're getting hard to find. I think they may have stopped making them. I needed a new pair for this spring and couldn't find them, so I had to get a similar pair of Rocky's. I mainly hunt in Dixie, so snake boots are a must.
For cold weather hunts, I have a pair of 2000 gram Thinsulate regular hunting boots. If it's cold enough for those boots, the snakes won't be active.
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Post by: Gobble! on February 14, 2020, 02:11:30 PM
Lacrosse Grange. I like to keep my feet and lower pants dry.
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Post by: Happy on February 14, 2020, 02:34:08 PM
Danner pronghorns.
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Post by: Spitten and drummen on February 14, 2020, 02:52:49 PM
I stay traditional and go barefooted.
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Post by: Jrkimbrough on February 14, 2020, 03:19:40 PM
Early season if still cold and not too muddy I wear my Keen boots that I wear daily.  Once it warms up or starts getting sloppy my Much snake boots go on the rest of the season.  They are a bit stiff but I'll take protection and dry feet over snake bites and wet feet any day!
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Post by: PALongspur on February 14, 2020, 04:00:28 PM
Irish Setter vaprtreks and Wingshooters
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Post by: warrent423 on February 14, 2020, 04:14:57 PM
Grew up turkey hunting in and around The Big Cypress Swamp, as well as, Fisheating Creek back home. Always wore a pair of old school converse hightops or old sneakers. Wading water, no matter how deep, was inevitable. Never hunted a pair of "hiking" boots till I moved up here to these SE TN mountains. My Danner Pronghorns are tough to beat in this high country. Muck Wetlands stay in my truck all season for when either wet or heavy dew. 
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Post by: Spitten and drummen on February 14, 2020, 04:15:35 PM
Crocks.
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Post by: wchadw on February 14, 2020, 04:17:57 PM
got a pair of russell hart's turkey hunters.  i love them.  waterproof zips.  very comfortable. snake proof.
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Post by: RutnNStrutn on February 14, 2020, 04:23:00 PM
I stay traditional and go barefooted.
Seriously?? :o
I ask that with all sincerity. I had a friend of mine who used to hunt barefoot in Florida. He also got struck by water moccasins on two occasions. I'd never think of hunting barefoot. My tootsies are too tender, and I'd hate to get snake bit.
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Post by: Spitten and drummen on February 14, 2020, 04:24:37 PM
I stay traditional and go barefooted.
Seriously?? :o
I ask that with all sincerity. I had a friend of mine who used to hunt barefoot in Florida. He also got struck by water moccasins on two occasions. I'd never think of hunting barefoot. My tootsies are too tender, and I'd hate to get snake bit.



No. Im just having a little fun in reference to traditional hunting from another post.
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Post by: Mossberg90MN on February 14, 2020, 04:54:39 PM
I use the lacrosse grange 18” boots. Mossy oak break up country. Not bad, glad they’re not real bulky... when these go I’m probably gonna get the alpha burlys
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Post by: Cut N Run on February 14, 2020, 06:29:18 PM
Danner Pronghorn snake boots non zip.

Jim
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Post by: 3bailey3 on February 14, 2020, 07:40:11 PM
funny Barefoot i had a buddy that use to hunt in his socks, just for squirrel hunting and it was cold...
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Post by: MO HUNTER on February 14, 2020, 07:45:05 PM
Crocs! With socks!!
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Post by: Yoder409 on February 14, 2020, 07:45:28 PM
Irish Setter, Vaprtrek Snake Boots

Me, too.
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Post by: Ranger on February 15, 2020, 09:54:24 AM
Original Altama Vietnam jungle boots in the swamp, Russell Ultra Lites 15" leather snake boots in the pines.
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Post by: Timmer on February 15, 2020, 11:06:05 AM
Here in Minnesota the spring hunt weather can be anywhere from winter snowstorms to an early spring warm up with summer-like temperatures. 

Insulated Waterproof - LaCrosse
Uninsulated Waterproof - Meindl - most expensive and most uncomfortable boots I've ever owned.  I'm too cheap to buy new ones until they wear out
Uninsulated No Longer Waterproof - Rocky - light boots that have lasted a long time although no longer water proof
Uninsulated wet boots - 18" Neoprene / Nylon - LaCrosse Alphaburly
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Post by: camotoe on February 15, 2020, 12:12:59 PM
Crocs in 4 wheel dry mode. most of the time it’s a pair of uninsulated rockys 10 inch high . Ya getting wet no matter what if your crossing swamps in the cypress , rubber boots are useless.


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Post by: bobk on February 15, 2020, 12:18:37 PM
Russell  Snakeboots are my primary turkey hunting boots. I also keep a pair of Danner Pronghorns snakeboots to wear if my Russell's get wet.

Danner Grouse for upland  hunting

Lowa's for big game hunting
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Post by: RutnNStrutn on February 15, 2020, 01:18:13 PM
I stay traditional and go barefooted.
Seriously?? :o
I ask that with all sincerity. I had a friend of mine who used to hunt barefoot in Florida. He also got struck by water moccasins on two occasions. I'd never think of hunting barefoot. My tootsies are too tender, and I'd hate to get snake bit.



No. Im just having a little fun in reference to traditional hunting from another post.
;D

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Post by: strutzone on February 15, 2020, 02:57:31 PM
Lacrosse Grange 18" rubber boots for both turkey and deer in Florida.
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Post by: Nathan_Wiles on February 15, 2020, 03:01:58 PM
Irish Setter VaprTrek Snake Boots for me.

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Post by: MS TurkeyHunter on February 15, 2020, 03:18:58 PM
Muck boots for the swamps and then cabelas perfect hikers for running ridge tops or extremely mountains terrain.


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Post by: RossAnderson on February 15, 2020, 03:31:43 PM
Crispi Guide GTX


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Post by: kennedyh1990 on February 15, 2020, 04:36:08 PM
Wear several pairs depending on the situation:
   -Lacrosse Grange when water is inevitable
   -Chippewa Snake Boots when in snake country
   -Crispi Lace up when covering miles out west



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Post by: 5arraquiver on February 15, 2020, 09:08:33 PM
 Lacrosse alpha burly uninsulated most of the time. I had a pair of rocky silent stalker sneakers that I  wore for years but they had to finally be retired.  My next go to is a pair of Salomon x ultra 2 hikers. 
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Post by: turkey_picker on February 15, 2020, 11:19:53 PM
Lacrosse 4xAlpha Snake boots and Lacrosse 18" Venom
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Post by: aclawrence on February 15, 2020, 11:59:23 PM
Zamberlan 996 and 1013’s.


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Post by: Brad_Colvin on February 16, 2020, 08:12:00 AM
I have worn many different types of snake boots for many years, but after moving to western North Carolina I have changed my footwear. For me snake boots just don't do well in the mountains so now I wear my Keene hikers and the turtle skins snake gaiters. I am happy with the decision so far. I'm seriously thinking of getting a pair of Crispi boots in the future.

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Post by: Cowboy on February 16, 2020, 08:16:09 AM
Lacrosse and vaprtrek
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Post by: THattaway on February 16, 2020, 11:04:13 AM
I wear rubber uninsulated Lacrosse Aeroheads. I walk an average of 160 miles in turkey season then hunt a 3 month long deer season.

I used uninsulated Lacrosse Lagrange rubber boots for years with no issue but wore out the soles in 2-3 years. Switched to Alpha burly uninsulated because they are lighter, had a hiking shoe footbed and used them for a good many years. Changed from those when I started seeing cracks at the ankles after two seasons. Switched to Mucks for a while but those didn't hold up to well in the long haul. Two pair of those leaked after water got in somewhere at a rubber seam and tracked to the inside back of the heel via the neoprene. Reckon the neoprene ends there and is not sealed very well.

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Post by: roberthyman14 on February 16, 2020, 05:37:48 PM
Irish Setter, Vaprtrek Snake Boots
This is what I wear as well.  Comfortable not exactly waterproof but not heavy like a rubber boot eithier. 

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Post by: Tom007 on February 16, 2020, 09:24:34 PM
I have wide feet. Irish Setter makes great Waterproof Turkey boots. They stand behind them too. Had the Gore Tex breakdown after warranty elapsed. They still replaced them with brand new pair. Great, comfortable  boots...
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Post by: Hersh on February 16, 2020, 09:28:27 PM
Danner pronghorn. With kuiu gaiters.
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Post by: roberthyman14 on February 16, 2020, 09:56:02 PM
I have wide feet. Irish Setter makes great Waterproof Turkey boots. They stand behind them too. Had the Gore Tex breakdown after warranty elapsed. They still replaced them with brand new pair. Great, comfortable  boots...
Hmm maybe I need to email customer service and see what they can do.   My feet get wet from walking in the grass now

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Post by: wbpc on February 16, 2020, 10:15:58 PM
I’ve been wearing keen targhee II hikers the past few years, but this year I’m going with some crispi Wyoming’s. I really like how well built the crispi’s are.

I also have some Irish setter vaportreks that I wear occasionally.




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Post by: Sixes on February 16, 2020, 10:42:44 PM
Danner Pronghorn snakeboots if around a lot of snakes
Browning or Danner insulated if chilly
Danner uninsulated for hot weather and few snakes
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Post by: dzsmith on February 16, 2020, 11:23:03 PM
Lacrosse. A set of lacrosse rubber boots generally last me about 2 turkey seasons, sometimes 3. I had the alpha mud lites when they still made them. One of my favorites . Currently have a pair of alpha lites which they have also quite making . Don’t know what my next pair will be. This was my year using rubber conditioner so maybe they’ll last longer . If they don’t I plan on making the investment in russel moccasins and being done with it for my lifetime .
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Post by: Gentry on February 17, 2020, 07:36:18 AM
Lacrosse grange is just about the best boot for any kind of hunting if you like dry feet. Although I have some lacrosse alpha agility’s coming to give them a try. Mack’s PW has them on sale.


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Post by: Crghss on February 17, 2020, 10:44:34 AM
Muck boots for most things in Florida.

Murrell Moab for dry country and hiking long distances,10+ miles.
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Post by: Haypatch on February 17, 2020, 11:15:10 AM
Irish Setter, Vaprtrek Snake Boots

Entering my second season with these and so far I love them!
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Post by: trkehunr93 on February 17, 2020, 11:51:35 AM
Lacrosse alphaburly pros and some insulated Rockys I've had for 10+ years when it's cold.  My part of VA  has timber rattlers and copperheads but encounters are few.  I am as observant as possible when moving thru the woods, especially when stepping over logs and sunny spots.
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Post by: Old Timer on February 17, 2020, 02:41:27 PM
Lacrosse. Just got a pair of agilitys . But the jury is still out. A little bummed on their latest offerings. I think there getting thinner and cheaper made. Lacrosse are you listening?
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Post by: dzsmith on February 18, 2020, 02:06:56 AM
yes they are. I would love to have the agilitys if they made them in bottomland. Lacrosse are you listening lol....