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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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hunting boots for small game

I've been reading posts about rocky boots falling apart.So Ii tried the danner pronghorn.Didn't take but three years and leaks started to occur.With the leather you basically have to treat the boots after every hunt.This year I purchased another type of danner boot without the leather yet these lack ankle support which is important because I have a plate in my right ankle.Maybe it's back to rocky again.
Anybody have a boot they really like for small game?I'm looking for waterproofing,ankle support and of course comfort.

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 11:40 AM
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Re: hunting boots for small game

I bought a pair of Wolverine boots at Hepler's Store in Brockport in late October. I wore a pair that I bought in [email protected]@rt for a couple days while scouting and they stretched so that my feet slid around in them. Put on the Wolverines and have worn them almost every day since I got them and they are waterproof, light, great support, great traction. Best boots I every wore.

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Re: hunting boots for small game

i consider 3 yrs for waterproofing for boots to be pretty good. Tried them all and I always come back to the pronghorn. I have come to the conclusion for true water proof, i wear rubber boots now.
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Re: hunting boots for small game

I have been using Hi Tec boots for about 6 years now. Light and dry.



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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 12:15 PM
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Re: hunting boots for small game

I use Muck Boots for almost all of my hunting except when it gets really cold then I wear my Rocky's.

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Re: hunting boots for small game

Irish Setter is the most comfortable boot I've ever worn!Made by Redwing which i wear for work, and I'm on my feet all day.
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Meindl perfect hunters or hikers or the denali boot all from cabelas. Also kenetrek. Not cheap but IMO worth it. There's a saying "no foot, no horse"....the same with hunters.
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Re: hunting boots for small game

I think three years would be the expected life of a waterproof boot if you hunt hard. I usually get two years out of mine and am happy with that. I recently got a pair of Irish setter bird hunting boots given to me and I love them.

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Re: hunting boots for small game

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I use the LL Bean Grouse boots and they are great light weight, water proof for a min of 5 years and can be resoled,
which mine have, I also use the Kangaroo Green boots from
Cabelas, which come lined or unlined. Both are lighter than my Danner Grouse boots, that I also have and use in the early fall before it snows. I also have a an old orignal pair of Irish Setter Grouse boots, that were made in the USA, they still do not leak after many many years.
All of these different boots work well, my Russels are still the best however, as long as you purchase the correct soles when ordering them.
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Re: hunting boots for small game

I've worn lots of different upland boots over the years. My favorite by far are Irish Setter Ground Sensing boots (869).
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