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#7063345 - 02/02/18 01:18 PM Snake Protection.....what do you use?
Gillium Offline
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Registered: 01/23/18
Posts: 16
I'm curious to know what everyone uses in regards to snake protection?

Currently I never had a reason to own a pair of snake boots but now I do since in the off season I will be involved with helping a buddy clear his property in preparation for next season. The place I hunted before had well established roads/camp so all we needed was regular hiking shoes and the occasionally mud boot. Was thinking about getting a pair of Chippewa's but do I also need some Snake proof chaps?

What snake proof boots does everyone wear? Do you wear anything else besides boots? Would like to hear everyone's' thoughts

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#7063445 - 02/02/18 02:37 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
Gumbeaux Offline
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Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 2949
Loc: Georgetown
I wear Chippewas and that's it.

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#7063826 - 02/02/18 08:05 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
scalebuster Offline
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I grew up in west Texas and we have plenty of rattlesnakes. Just keep your eyes and ears open and youíll be fine. The only people Iíve see bitten by snakes were playing with them or trying to catch them. Itís not worth wearing all of that hot protective bullsht.

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#7063837 - 02/02/18 08:12 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
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I wear Danner Snake boots and don't worry but am always aware of surroundings.
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#7063893 - 02/02/18 09:23 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
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Registered: 07/30/11
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Snake Charmer.

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#7064017 - 02/03/18 05:52 AM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
arandy Offline
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Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 267
Loc: SW Arkansas
Danner Sharptail is what I wear when hunting if it's hot enough for snakes to be out and active. Easy on/off and comfortable. 17" height.

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#7064021 - 02/03/18 06:05 AM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
Dave Davidson Offline
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I also donít worry about them. And, my place is loaded with them.
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#7064142 - 02/03/18 08:44 AM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
White Falcon Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
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Red Head, have served me well for about 10 yrs.

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#7065182 - 02/04/18 09:16 AM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
Dave Davidson Offline
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Go to any rural coffee shop in the morning. Ask the local guys what they wear. They will look at you like youíre nuts.

I have a friend whose Father was a rural West Texas Doctor. He said that he treated 27 snake bites during a 40 or so year career. All but 2 were on hands checking chicken nests, reaching into or under stuff, etc.
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#7065347 - 02/04/18 11:14 AM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
Double Naught Spy Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
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Go to any rural coffee shop in the morning. Ask the local guys what they wear. They will look at you like youíre nuts.


These are the same guys who don't wear the correct protective gear when handling pesticides, who don't carry first aid kits, etc.?
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#7065485 - 02/04/18 01:19 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
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I usually keep a hook or two, a pair of tongs, and several pillow cases......oh, and zip ties....in the truck with me. up
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#7065644 - 02/04/18 03:46 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: SnakeWrangler]
TEXASLEFTY Offline
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Registered: 10/26/07
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
I usually keep a hook or two, a pair of tongs, and several pillow cases......oh, and zip ties....in the truck with me. up


Lol, I just go the other way.

I wear snake boots anytime I'm off pavement....
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#7065827 - 02/04/18 06:08 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
JCO Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 71
Loc: N.E. Texas
Anyone ever try the Justins?

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#7065879 - 02/04/18 06:43 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
I've wandered all over the country, without snake boots, just wearing cowboy boots. The closest I ever came to getting bit was picking up trash the wind blew out the barrel, under a cardboard box was a little rattle snake, he was promptly disposed of by my son with a BB gun.
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#7066006 - 02/04/18 08:06 PM Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium]
bigjoe8565 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 5172
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I have a pair of Bass Pro lace up and Magellan zip up style from Academy. I wear them all the time.

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