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I went back over the and found the last time was about 4 years ago this was brought up. So I was wondering have you gotten any new ones, if so what brand,height,price (if you don't mind) or do you still use the old ones? I just left Gander Mountain the new super store that opened yesterday and still under construction, to look for some boots. They only had 2 choices Irish Setter which I prefer for $209 and some Rockies which had no price on them.

Tell us what you have found,bought,use or prefer too keep you safe this year.

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My pair is from Cabella's. They are 14 1/2" high, and are lace-up and water proof. I can't remember the price or the exact model (the numbers inside the boot are 812616), but they are extremely comfortable, an important factor for my bad feet. They have given me good stability and traction on the rough terrain in SW TX, and have kept those pesky 'dog pear' cactus blobs from penetrating my feet..

 

Advertised as snake-bite protection, they have never been put to that test, thank goodness :) , but they are indeed waterproof to about 9" deep.

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I am eyeing a pair of Justin's, which are a square toed Western style with 17" tops. Looks like these could be resoled, and pass as an everyday boot when pants leg over them. I know a few guys who wear Chippawas on the fire line, and swear by them for comfort, sticker protection, and ankle support.

 

Cal

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Coon Dawg:

 

I have nothing new to report, but I still like my "chaps" type snake leggings made of 1200 denier (ballistic?) nylon. They zip up the sides (maybe a weak point) to make it easier to get on, and have belt loop snaps. I feel safe with them on if for no other reason than they fit loosely enough a snake would have a hard time penetrating it and the jeans/boots underneath. Probably the cheapest snake guard you can get is to convince your hunting partner to go first and make a lot of commotion. Then wear whatever sandals you can find that are comfortable.

 

OP

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From my squirrel hunting days I went through lots of snake/water proof boots! The Land Owner wanted me to wear snake proof ones. My only hope was that they were more snake proof than water proof. Every single pair leaked after a few laps through the bottom, not talking standing water but wet grass. GPSed one day,3.2 miles. Never had one snaked tested. Here's a tip: if you see one do not try to stomp on, try to pick it up, or wear sandals through the pasture at night.

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I wrangle snakes. These are what I use. I also tool leather, and I made these. I use to use those ones from Academy until I made mine.

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Nice work! Looks like they ought to do a fine job in keeping the serpents at bay.

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Thanks Yall

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