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#6140600 - 01/17/16 08:16 PM Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt
Zach S Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 177
Loc: Mason, Gatesville, Round Rock
See subject above - headed to Wyoming this fall for opening week and thinking about getting some new boots. Any recs? I have some calf high Danners but rarely wear them here in Texas.

Thanks in advance.

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#6141262 - 01/18/16 11:01 AM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
Sneaky Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 16377
Loc: Winters
You've got a lot of options, so you might want to help narrow it down some.

Weather expected? Price range? Do you want boots specific to this hunt, or do you intend to multitask them? Do your feet get cold or sweat easily? Terrain expected? Do you want a boot that lasts forever or a boot that is super comfortable and quiet? Etc.
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#6142115 - 01/18/16 06:58 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
Zach S Offline
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Registered: 08/29/14
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Loc: Mason, Gatesville, Round Rock
No idea on weather as it can vary greatly in Northeast Wyoming in Late October. Assume that 400grams will be sufficient insulation for the boot. Price does not matter. I do intend to multi task them.
Feet definitely get hot easily but I wear smart wool which helps a lot. Terrain will be fairly rough and decent amount of hiking as we are going in via horseback and hunting from spoke camp.
Rather have a boot that is super comfortable and quiet over last forever.

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#6142399 - 01/18/16 09:21 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
skeeter22 Offline
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I like Danner Pronghorns.

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#6142461 - 01/18/16 09:54 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
bradtown Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 233
Loc: Concho Valley
Kenetrek

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#6142512 - 01/18/16 10:46 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
My feet sweat easily. My Kenetreks have 400 grams, and I would probably go with none on the next pair, if I ever needed another pair, but even with the Thinsulate they're not too warm. The extra padding is nice. I've had boots that were a little more comfortable, but they weren't nearly as tough. A good pair of upland hunting boots are the most comfortable and quietest boots I've had. They only lasted a few seasons, but they were nice while they lasted. The Kenetreks will last a long time, they're very comfortable, and they're quiet enough for most hunting. For bowhunting, I prefer the upland boots. For rifle hunting, the Kenetreks.
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#6145131 - 01/20/16 01:37 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41418
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Zachary Symm
See subject above - headed to Wyoming this fall for opening week and thinking about getting some new boots. Any recs? I have some calf high Danners but rarely wear them here in Texas.

Thanks in advance.


Ok quick questions.

Western every year for you or occasionally or one time deal?
Fall or winter?
Pack in or outfitted
High country or low country?
Ankle issues?

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#6145143 - 01/20/16 01:43 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41418
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Zachary Symm
No idea on weather as it can vary greatly in Northeast Wyoming in Late October. Assume that 400grams will be sufficient insulation for the boot. Price does not matter. I do intend to multi task them.
Feet definitely get hot easily but I wear smart wool which helps a lot. Terrain will be fairly rough and decent amount of hiking as we are going in via horseback and hunting from spoke camp.
Rather have a boot that is super comfortable and quiet over last forever.


Oops missed this.

I'd do with 200gr or less model. But ask your outfitter.

One time trip danner high country, or UA browtine... No a fan of Chineese made boots but they will usually last 100miles.

Passion every year.. lowa, kennetrek, Zamerlain etc. everyone's foots different so every one has a favorite.

If you are serious in a long term boot. Call lathrop and sons

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#6145219 - 01/20/16 02:37 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
Cleric Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
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I tried some kennetrek on and they felt amazing. But they were heavy as hell. I am thinking about buying a pair for Colorado hunting. If you are walking a lot spend money on the two bs boots and bag.


Going forward I will use my proghorns for Texas and maybe kennetrek for Colorado or long hunts

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#6145466 - 01/20/16 05:09 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
bradtown Offline
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Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 233
Loc: Concho Valley
Try the kenetrek safaris.

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#6145954 - 01/20/16 09:11 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Cleric]
Nogalus Prairie Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
I tried some kennetrek on and they felt amazing. But they were heavy as hell. I am thinking about buying a pair for Colorado hunting. If you are walking a lot spend money on the two bs boots and bag.


Going forward I will use my proghorns for Texas and maybe kennetrek for Colorado or long hunts


They are not any heavier than any other similarly well-constructed full rand boot or hiker (Lowa Tibets are even heavier, for example). They are certainly heavier than partial rand or normal canvas hikers. A lot of guys will wear regular lightweight hikers if conditions permit and if the country is not too rocky/rough. I do.


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (01/20/16 09:22 PM)
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#6146846 - 01/21/16 01:02 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Cleric]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41418
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Cleric
I tried some kennetrek on and they felt amazing. But they were heavy as hell. I am thinking about buying a pair for Colorado hunting. If you are walking a lot spend money on the two bs boots and bag.


Going forward I will use my proghorns for Texas and maybe kennetrek for Colorado or long hunts


If you are looking for a lighter boot with similar support lowa tech light hunters sold by lathrop and sons.

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#6146882 - 01/21/16 01:22 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
Sneaky Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
I think what he really needs is an escalator. That, or a sharp thump on the noggin the next time he thinks about getting off the main trail. grin




But, he isn't the only one.
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#6147712 - 01/21/16 07:48 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Sneaky]
Cleric Offline
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
I think what he really needs is an escalator. That, or a sharp thump on the noggin the next time he thinks about getting off the main trail. grin




But, he isn't the only one.




Don't need any lessons now...

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#6147895 - 01/21/16 08:52 PM Re: Boot Rec for Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Zach S]
Sneaky Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
The mountains make a fine teacher.
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