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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7252592 08/11/18 10:24 PM
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I wear Chippewas year round.


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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7254854 08/14/18 02:27 AM
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Anyone here actually have their boots/chaps save them from a bite?

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Cajun Raider] #7273674 09/01/18 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted By: Cajun Raider
I wear Danner Snake boots and don't worry but am always aware of surroundings.


Same here. I also pack snake shot in my 45 LC. I am not one to kill snakes without reason.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: bigcoyote] #7273698 09/01/18 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: bigcoyote
Anyone here actually have their boots/chaps save them from a bite?


A buddy of mine in high school had plenty of bites on his chaps when we were hunting snakes. Wed put him down in a Cystern and hed throw them up through the hole. Those chaps work and that little SOB wasnt scared of them at all. Were 30 years older now and we sent him under our camphouse to fix a water leak in November, ( Hes the only one small enough to fit through the underpinning access. He said there was at least 100 rattlers under there. He fixed the leak and said he was t going back in until summer. A family will change your perspective on snakes I guess.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: JCO] #7288154 09/16/18 03:38 PM
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Anyone ever try the Justins?

I've had the Justins for a couple of yrs now. Only wear them when hunting. They're pretty comfortable, but can be tiring if you do a lot of walking.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7288188 09/16/18 04:34 PM
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Plastic snake leggings. Cheap, easy on/off, noisy as hell but great for weed-eating the yard in your shorts during the off-season. Recently bought some Chip's for hunting So. Tx. Mainly for brush protection more than for snake protection.


BTW: I have a good friend that wanders South Texas all year long looking for arrowheads as a hobby & he sees ALOT of rattlers. After carrying many snake-shooters he has settled on a snub nose .38 LCR with a laser & shoots shot capsules. The rig weighs nothing & the laser allows easy aiming at the usual close quarter encounters!


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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7292027 09/20/18 05:09 AM
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Have a pair of Danners and love them. Bought some Chippewas this year for easier on and off during dove hunts. Both are comfortable.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7293028 09/21/18 11:44 AM
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Just picked up a pair of Lacrosse Venom snake boots. After encountering two rattlers that never rattled once even with me 2 ft away, I decided it's better safe than sorry.

Side benefit: they keep the thorns and stickers out of my lower legs. my cheap Academy pants aren't the most durable but these will help me get another season or two out of them.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7319957 10/19/18 07:26 PM
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I just wear a pair of good leather Danner Boots and these Snake Proof Chaps. They are very light with good ventilation and a long YKK zipper, so I can put on/take off with boots on.

Typically don't see snakes much, although had a big timber rattler too close for comfort last year in Montana.


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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7355133 11/22/18 10:39 AM
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I've just about run out of snakes and they used to be everywhere. Too dang many hogs. We saw a huge rattler last month while filling feeders. I told the Grandkids to not bother it. Maybe it will eat some of the tree rats that have destroyed feeders.


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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Dave Davidson] #7358146 11/26/18 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson
I've just about run out of snakes and they used to be everywhere. Too dang many hogs. We saw a huge rattler last month while filling feeders. I told the Grandkids to not bother it. Maybe it will eat some of the tree rats that have destroyed feeders.

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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7375302 12/13/18 02:15 AM
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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7376872 12/14/18 04:15 PM
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I just wear my regular hunting or cowboy boots. Just don't wear tennis shoes..

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Cherokee Mingan] #7398951 01/08/19 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Cherokee Mingan
I have stepped on 2 rattlesnakes in my life and nearly got bit by one that was hiding under salt grass. I agree with some that you don't need protection if you just stay alert but I wear waterproof snake boots just for a peace of mind.


I have stepped on a juvenile rattlesnake December in South Texas, it was cool so the snake was slow. That snake lost it's life to a glock 22. I was also inches from stepping on a cotton mouth in North Texas in September a few years back, it lost its life to a 20 gauge. Still dont have snake boots, but always carry something when in the woods.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7514873 05/18/19 06:14 PM
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I wear snake boots to protect my shins from prickly pear.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7514913 05/18/19 07:25 PM
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Game Winner snake boots and paying attention.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Double Naught Spy] #7544314 06/28/19 09:55 PM
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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 you’re 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.?

yep, my dad did not wear any protective gear, he went through the dust bowl, tornado took the old house 3' off the foundation, never heard him say a cross word about any body, he died to soon at age 67, coffee shop? hell he didn't have time for such chit


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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7544716 06/29/19 03:21 PM
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Snake boots = Cheap deterrent

A snake bite=$30.000 to $100,000 in medical expense ( a lot of insurance will not cover snakebite)

a typical antivenom vial costs $1,500 to $2,200, but a snakebite requires between 20 and 25 vials to be neutralized. If you add these up, a man bitten in the US by a venomous snake would have to pay $30,000 in pharmacy costs alone

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Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: bigcoyote] #7544803 06/29/19 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bigcoyote
Anyone here actually have their boots/chaps save them from a bite?



One of our lease members got hit on his snake boot at camp toward the end of bow season last year he killed the snake before it got away. My boots are Lacrosse I think his are also.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7546914 07/02/19 08:04 PM
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I use Justin snake boots, but had them resoled with a Vibram sole for better traction.

They have been very durable and are very comfortable.

I wear them almost 100% of the time outdoors.

They saved my bacon when I stepped dead on top of a coiled water moccasin.

The only reason it could not strike was because my full body weight was on it, and the boots were tall enough that it could not reach above the top of the boot while whipping around.

I looked like the Space Shuttle launching coming off of that snake. After that I am pretty sure that a heart attack will be the cause of death before a snake bite.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7568379 07/31/19 02:24 AM
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I wear the Chippewas but honestly I do it for the damn briars and cactus thorns.... they are very comfortable for me... most comfortable footwear i own.. easy on and off... and walk through anything.

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: Gillium] #7568519 07/31/19 11:41 AM
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When this thread started I was loaded with snakes of all kinds. Then the hogs moved in and Ive seen about 3 snakes in the last year or so.


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: Dave Davidson] #7569222 08/01/19 04:43 AM
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Muck snake boots. Very comfortable rubber boots. Easy slip on and off

Re: Snake Protection.....what do you use? [Re: JCO] #7590827 08/27/19 02:05 PM
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I've had mine for 7 years, and they are awesome! I forget that I'm wearing them. The only thing I don't like is the way they look. lol I'm not a fan of the curved tops.


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