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spring turkey hunting boots

Post by Tidewater Tom » February 13th, 2020, 8:59 am

Hi folks. I hunt in the spring in SE Virginia and NE North Carolina. Looking for a lightweight pair of boots that breath, are water-resistant/waterproof, and uninsulated. I hate hot feet, but wet feet and socks are miserable too. Any recommendations?

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Re: spring turkey hunting boots

Post by 935 » February 13th, 2020, 9:49 am

Thank you Lord for creating these wonderful birds and allowing us to chase after them.

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Re: spring turkey hunting boots

Post by GLS » February 13th, 2020, 10:24 am

I have had three different brands of "breathable" waterproof snake boots and all eventually leaked despite recommended care and treatment. Fish can breath in water so I suppose they were technically "breathable" if my feet were trout. Dew on grass was enough to soak my feet. I finally went to LeChameau Chasseurs, latex rubber with baffled zipper. Leather lined which minimizes the pancho effect. I wear Turtleskin gaiters over them. Boots aren't inexpensive but may outlast me and are the most comfortable boots I've owned. Gil

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Post by appalachianassassin » February 13th, 2020, 10:42 am

If I had the cabbage I would buy russel moccasins
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Re: spring turkey hunting boots

Post by ICDEDTURKES » February 13th, 2020, 10:58 am

How high

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Re: spring turkey hunting boots

Post by decoykrvr » February 13th, 2020, 4:28 pm

Danner makes a 10" waterproof,vibrom resoleable, 200 gm thinsolate boot which will serve you all turkey season and until it gets bitterly cold. I wear mine pheasant and quail hunting even when it's in the teens and twentys, since your active and moving. Sitting in a deer stand when it's that nippy wearing them, NO! I've worn out 4 pairs of snake boots while turkey hunting, and the only venomous bite from a copperhead occurred while wearing sandels. These days, I'm more concerned about venomous snakes when sitting down or crawling around in the woods. It really has to be a big snake to strike above 10", and I'm operating on the theory that I'll probably see a snake that big. I've got snake proof leggings for really bad snake country.

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Re: spring turkey hunting boots

Post by hh4whiskey » February 22nd, 2020, 9:36 pm

I’m getting ready to get my old green Irish setter bird hunters restored, but after 25+ years and no telling how many thousands of miles of upland and turkey hunting all over the south, I can’t complain. I’d buy another pair in a heartbeat, but you can’t get the green ones anymore....the brown are probably just as good. ;). Hard to beat for the $

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Re: spring turkey hunting boots

Post by Skimerhorn » February 22nd, 2020, 10:15 pm

X2 for the irish setter

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