Looking for a very good pair of gore tex mid height hiking boots 7" or so as to wade small sallow streams...... quality name, non insulation, good sole for Spring Gobbler hunting in the eastern states and will last for years.
LL Bean Boots, Goretex & Thinsulate liner. These are perfect for cool weather, light, comfortable, the sole is very quiet when walking, and the sole gives a good grip when crossing streams. The Thinsulate is only 200 grams and would not be too warm for spring turkey. These are not warm enough for long periods of inactivity (i.e. stand hunting) below about 35-40 degrees, regardless of what their website says.
KEEN® Men's Durand II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots...…...wife and I both picked these up last year(on sale at Cabela's) for a trip. Very comfy and light weight, not sure yet about durability. Good luck with your search!
There are a lot of other waterproof options out today and not having to pay for the goretex label anymore. I have used the oboz sawtooth hikers for both spring and fall in the conditions that you mention. One other item I would recommend you look at because I am just coming to realize a massive difference myself over the past 3 months. Research the weight of the shoe. I am wearing trail runners now that are lower and super light weight and I can not believe how much the weight difference is after going several miles in them. I think about this and how much you can be moving when chasing turkeys around the mountains.
I have been looking at some of the Keens...My only concern for them is the glued on ribbon which holds one set of lace ups. I have a little concern that twigs and briars can possible get caught on/under it and cause the ribbon to Fray/break or tear loose from the boot over time. Is it totally waterproof? I have had issues with waterproofing the than Gore tex.