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#5679547 - 04/01/15 11:33 AM When do you wear snake boots?
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Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 150
Do you wear snake boots all year round when out hunting? Particularly when you are night hunting?

My hunting place is in south East Texas with one feeder on pipeline cleaning. There is always water to walk or trudge through and I have been using my rain boots from October to March.

Now with warm weather and I saw snakes on the road already, maybe it's time for nake boots.

Thanks.

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#5679551 - 04/01/15 11:35 AM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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Don't wear them anymore. Used to wear them 365 days a year back when I was managing a ranch in La Salle County.
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#5679554 - 04/01/15 11:36 AM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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The minute I hit the first bump gate till I leave
Not worth it
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#5679579 - 04/01/15 11:45 AM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: SniperRAB]
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Registered: 01/16/07
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Loc: Keller, TX
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
The minute I hit the first bump gate till I leave
Not worth it


Pretty much this! Find a good COMFORTABLE pair of snake boots, and wear them. Too much to risk these days. It has to be VERY cold for me to switch to something else.
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#5679594 - 04/01/15 11:53 AM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: GOLDSTEIN]
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I never wear them. Comfortable shoes are the name of the game for me, and I'm not particularly scared of snakes.
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#5679616 - 04/01/15 12:04 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: SniperRAB]
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Registered: 01/25/15
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Loc: Austin, Texas
X2 - just not worth the risk. I use the 17" high boots.

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#5679623 - 04/01/15 12:07 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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Yeah. Well dawaba I'm not particularly scared of anything. Snakes, people, death. But I try to be smart and when I'm in snake country walking in tall grass I wear my boots. They help with cactus as well. You may go your whole life without getting snakebit. But it only takes one to mess you up and cost you a whole lot more than a pair of boots. And I hear tell a snake bite isn't all that comfortable as well.
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#5679635 - 04/01/15 12:16 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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Ive been bit 3 times by 3 different poisonous snakes. I wear them when the temp is above 65 degrees. Especially March 1 through November 1. And don't think they cant bite through a rubber boot/blue jean/sock all together because they've done it to me. I even had one bite through an old wore out pair of snake boots around the ankle while walking in tall grass. I have stepped on at least 5 more that couldn't get around on me and bite me. These were cotton mouths and copper heads. They don't like to make noise, and they just sit there, sometimes shaking there tail against the ground. If they are in dry leaves you can hear the tail slapping the ground or the scales moving through the leaves. The 2 other times I got bit were at night. East Texas is loaded with cotton mouths, copper heads, and some rattle snakes. The rattle snake being the deadliest. Nov, Dec,Jan, and Feb are pretty much snake free, but I have seen them in Feb and Nov. If you like yourself enough to live you might want to slip some snake protection on. Put ice on bite as soon as possible to slow down poison travel. up
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#5679646 - 04/01/15 12:23 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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Did you know that the guy that got killed by the stingray and used to tackle crocs in Australia said that the cotton mouth was the only snake that worried him the most because when its pissed off it always has its mouth open and its hard to tell when its actually going to make a move. up
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#5679649 - 04/01/15 12:24 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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I have killed rattlesnakes a couple of days after snowfall in December. Killed 2 in South Texas 2 days after a 4" snow with 24 degree morning low day before and another one in West Texas 5 days after a 12" snow with some snow still on the ground in shade.
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#5679653 - 04/01/15 12:28 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
killed 5 copperheads in the last week or so
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#5679656 - 04/01/15 12:28 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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Natty Love

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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
not much to worry about with them though if you were boots.. having little man running around worrys me most
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#5679669 - 04/01/15 12:35 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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Registered: 01/25/13
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I wear boots, but not snake boots. Too high and hot for my liking. I don't go anywhere in Texas in the outdoors without looking where I'm going to be stepping before I do. I always see snakes before I get within striking distance of them. Everywhere I've hunted will stick you if your not looking ahead before you go there.
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#5679691 - 04/01/15 12:43 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
fowlplayr Offline
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Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 4264
Loc: Athens/Prosper, TX
Never. It's not uncommon for me to wear flip flops while dove hunting. I just pay a little extra attention where I'm putting my feet.

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#5679709 - 04/01/15 12:54 PM Re: When do you wear snake boots? [Re: png]
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Registered: 03/13/14
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Loc: Dallas, TX
I wear snake boots year round. I don't want to take the chance

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