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Snake Protection.....what do you use? #7063345
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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

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7063445
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I wear Chippewas and that's it.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7063826
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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.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7063837
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I wear Danner Snake boots and don't worry but am always aware of surroundings.


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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7063893
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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7064017
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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.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7064021
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I also donít worry about them. And, my place is loaded with them.


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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7064142
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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7065182
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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.


Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7065347
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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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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7065485
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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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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7065644
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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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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7065827
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Anyone ever try the Justins?

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7065879
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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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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7066006
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I have a pair of Bass Pro lace up and Magellan zip up style from Academy. I wear them all the time.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: JCO] #7066179
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Originally Posted By: JCO
Anyone ever try the Justins?


I have a pair but like my Pronghorn sidezips better.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7066269
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All it takes is once. Not sure how a little protection is so intrusive? Apparently it makes you a sissy too. confused2

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7066353
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Iíve owned land just South of Bowie for about 35 years and am there a lot. I donít know any locals that wear snake boots or have ever been bitten. I sometimes see them but have only been seriously threatened once in a fairly long life. And, l seem to have a bumper crop of rattlers; not so many copperheads. No idea what happened to all the king snakes.

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Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7066479
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Sounds like most wear just snake boots if any at all. That's good to know because I wasn't looking forward to wearing caps lol.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7066995
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Cheap, cheap insurance. I look where I walk and where I put my hands but have been known to get out to the dove field before the sun comes up, or commence to clearing brush at the deer lease without looking around first.

I dang near stepped on one on Sept. 1st a few years back. Was walking across the field thinking about how hot those boots were and how I've never seen a snake out there. Was shooting one just a few minutes later that I had just stepped over.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7067715
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I tried on a few kinds and ended up with the Justins, great boots, mostly wear them weed eating so I don't get stickers in my legs.


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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7069821
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I wear Rockies but not until I tried on several pair of different brands. What feels good to my feet may not suit others. If they're branded as snake boots, they'll be effective with stopping bites. I prefer zip ups over lace-ups. Some just prefer slip on like a regular boot. The $150 I paid for mine felt better than some that were quite a bit higher in price. That said, those boots don't help your hand / arm if you're reaching into places you shouldn't.

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I use a calendar.

I only go to Texas in the cold months when the snakes are hibernating.


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