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#6939709 - 10/30/17 02:44 PM Walking to blind
mow Offline
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Registered: 09/17/12
Posts: 1416
Loc: granbury,texas 76048
We have rattlesnakes in coke county..question..what color lite do y'all use to walk in the dark to the blind??

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#6939713 - 10/30/17 02:46 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 24923
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
snake boots. I don't use a light if I don't have to. If I need a light I use red.
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#6939714 - 10/30/17 02:46 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1801
Loc: Houston, TX
I use white if needed. And snake boots.

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#6939746 - 10/30/17 03:09 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
bigjoe8565 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5317
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Green and snake boots. Buy boots or at minimum some snake gaiters.

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#6939755 - 10/30/17 03:14 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 7845
Loc: Only the Shadow Knows
Green light if needed and snake boots always...
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#6939773 - 10/30/17 03:22 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
ChrisB Offline
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Registered: 12/20/06
Posts: 1208
Loc: Prosper , TX
Green light only if needed. I wear rubber boots and have never seen a rattlesnake in the dark on the way to the stand.

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#6939789 - 10/30/17 03:26 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
Captain Luke Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1171
Loc: Duval County, Starr County
Snake boots.
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#6939800 - 10/30/17 03:32 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
westtexaswatkins Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 7289
Loc: Anton, TX, and Stonewall Count...
I wear rubber boots and green headlamp when it is really dark. It paid off for me last season when I nearly stepped on this little fella. It was a cool morning and he didn't move until I rammed a muzzy broad head through his melon.

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#6939820 - 10/30/17 03:38 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
I follow a caliche road to the blind, if there is any natural light at all I don't need a light to get there. Snake boots are a must in our area.
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#6939873 - 10/30/17 04:24 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: dogcatcher]
JCB Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 23475
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I follow a caliche road to the blind, if there is any natural light at all I don't need a light to get there. Snake boots are a must in our area.


Same here with the exception of one spot I hunt. Ran over two Rattle Snakes at night just this past week out in your neck of the woods.

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#6939887 - 10/30/17 04:39 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
DPirates80 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 1623
I have a multi-color headlamp that turns on only when I need it. Rarely actually need it unless during bow season when I'm having to get my climber and everything situated so I don't fall to my death.

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#6940231 - 10/30/17 09:25 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
splash556 Offline
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Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 1207
Loc: Grimes County, TX
I let my eyes adjust and just walk in. Probably wouldn't be able to see a snake but just don't like turning on a light. Snake boots aren't for me but a lot of people seem to like them. I do hate walking face first into spider webs though!
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#6940269 - 10/30/17 09:56 PM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
Big_Ag Offline
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 1237
Loc: Denton or Knox County
I use white light from flashlight or light on my cap. I really don't think the light spooks game. I am much more conscious and deliberate about the direction of my approach based on tne wind than I am about using a light. When 50 degrees or more I definitely have my snake boots on.

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#6941743 - 11/01/17 03:28 AM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
bowbuilder1971 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 645
I use a red light and snake boots.

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#6941758 - 11/01/17 05:43 AM Re: Walking to blind [Re: mow]
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 3357
Loc: Lansing, TX
Green or red depending on which one I grab first in my backpack. Hunt in the East Texas river bottoms and we have Cotton Mouths and they give no warning so its snake boots unless it cold.

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