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Snow Shoes?

Was thinking about purchasing a pair of snow shoes for late season coyote hunting. Any suggestions? I don't know anything about them as far as what material/construction/bindings work best?

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Re: Snow Shoes?

I've got these ones and they work great, they are even in the bargain cave on sale right now.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-O...ch-All+Products

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Re: Snow Shoes?

I have a pair of Tubbs Frontier 25. Mine are brown. Didn't go with the 30 or larger because of the terrain where I hunt...way to steep and hilly. They get tons of use up here with all the lake effect in Jan-March.

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Re: Snow Shoes?

Check these out from coleman surplus store. I hear they work well and the price is good. http://store.colemans.com/cart/snows...bo-p-1796.html In your neck of the woods I'd think you would have already had a pair. I was running beagles near blakeslee in Feb. of 2010 in 2 ft. of snow and I could have used a pair.
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Re: Snow Shoes?

A lot is personal preference, some want a traditional wood maine or bearpaw design, some want cheap with GI surplus. Snowshoeing is a winter workout for me in place of running and biking. I've had a set of Tubbs for over 20yr and would buy the same thing again. Not sure of the model anymore as they are discontinued. I suspect the Atlas brand is similar to Tubbs.

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Re: Snow Shoes?

One thing I will tell you, wood snowshoes are much quieter than the aluminum frame snowshoes. Since you are looking for coyote hunting, that might be a big issue.

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Re: Snow Shoes?

10x36 modified bear claw design with webbing not sheating. In my experience and here's my reasoning.

1. any wider than 9 or 10 inches across and your stepping on inside edges of your shoes without thinking about it or exaggerating your gait making your legs hurt in places they never did before after using.
2. any longer or with long tails make it more difficult to navigate through the woods.
3. with sheathing instead of webbing I found that I was shoveling snow with each step and they were loud.

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I wear a size 13

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Re: Snow Shoes?

I have a pair of Cabela's Alaskan Outfitters 9X30" that I've used for about 10years. They work great. I think I paid about $160 for them.
I wanted to get a pair for my wife but she didn't think that she would use them enough to justify the expense, so I picked her up a set of Yukon Charlie 9X30" with poles that Sam's Club was clearing out for $35. The looked very similar to the Cabelas model and work just as well.
They are still available at a number of websites for about $70 for the snow shoes with poles.

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