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Old 11-22-2017, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default What temperature will you put up your snake boots?

Based on what I'm reading once the temps stay below 60 on average, the snakes stay in bermation.

Or do you hunt with them all season long?
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:56 AM   #2
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I wear mine year round. We have a ton of cactus on our place, so it helps while tracking and moving around.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:03 AM   #3
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Pretty much wear them year 'round. You never know when it is going to warm up and one of the boogers will be out sunning!

Now, if i know for a fact that it's going to stay cold, and I mean less than 45 degrees for the high, then I'll wear different boots.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:03 AM   #4
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I wear mine year round. We have a ton of cactus on our place, so it helps while tracking and moving around.
Same.....cactus, small mesquites, cedars etc etc. Plus they keep my legs warm so I can hunt in shorts..
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:05 AM   #5
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Same.....cactus, small mesquites, cedars etc etc. Plus they keep my legs warm so I can hunt in shorts..
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I wear mine year around also....BUT WITH JEANS OR CAMO PANTS!!
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:08 AM   #6
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I wear mine year round. We have a ton of cactus on our place, so it helps while tracking and moving around.
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Same.....cactus, small mesquites, cedars etc etc......
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:08 AM   #7
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Year round... and I will wear them with shorts...weather permitting.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:09 AM   #8
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Year round. ****ed things are too expensive to only be worn during the summer.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:16 AM   #9
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I don’t own any lol


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Old 11-22-2017, 10:34 AM   #10
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Year round for the most part. We’ve dang near stepped on em in December while pheasant hunting with temps in 30’s.


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Old 11-22-2017, 10:38 AM   #11
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I wear mine year around. Coldest I have hunted recently was 22 degrees though. 1 pair of socks and snake boots, I am good.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #12
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I've switched to Turtleskin snake gaiters so I will wear them year round. When it's too cold for snakes and I'm wearing insulated boots I like the protection from all the prickly pear.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #13
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I wear mine year round. We have a ton of cactus on our place, so it helps while tracking and moving around.
This unless its extremely cold then I break out my Kenetreks
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:40 AM   #14
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Living along the coast.... never put em up. We consistently kill snakes Nov - Jan
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:51 AM   #15
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I killed a 6'4" rattler last year in late December. It had been low 40's the week before. I'd be wearing them year round


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Old 11-22-2017, 10:57 AM   #16
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Year round except on days i need insulated foot wear as me diabetic socks are not warm
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:39 AM   #17
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I wear mine year around. Only thing that keeps the dog pear out of your feet.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:49 AM   #18
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If I am in the brush down south, they stay on year round. Up in the panhandle, I will stop wearing them when the night time temps consistently drop below 40.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:00 PM   #19
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I pretty much wear mine year round unless I'm hunting in Arkansas and I don't expect the temp to get over 45 degrees.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:16 PM   #20
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I wear mine year round.


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Old 11-22-2017, 12:38 PM   #21
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Year round here
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:47 PM   #22
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I wear mine till it gets cold enough to switch to insulated boots.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:55 PM   #23
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year round.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:11 PM   #24
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:05 PM   #25
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I always wear some type of boot that will stop a snake bite.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:21 PM   #26
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Year round.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:53 PM   #27
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Year round keep my feet warmer than any insulated boots
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:59 PM   #28
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Year round here. Cactus is out year round!
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:14 PM   #29
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i don’t own any never will!
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:19 PM   #30
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I’ve never owned a pair. Maybe someday I will. Hopefully it won’t be to late lol
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:45 PM   #31
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year round.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:50 PM   #32
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When I lived on and managed a ranch in South Texas I wore mine 365 days per year. I killed 3 rattlesnakes 2 days before Christmas and then when it snowed back on Christmas Eve in 2004 we killed 2 rattlesnakes on the afternoon of December 26th. It was around 40 that morning. I killed snakes in every month of the year. I worked on this ranch alone so I looked at them as insurance against rattlesnakes. Tons of cactus also.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:55 PM   #33
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I wear mine till it gets cold enough to switch to insulated boots.
This is pretty much me too.

Scouted Hagerman today and it was 33/34 when I started and had my old snake boots on. Snakes may have been asleep but there’s other pokey things out there.
A man should have at least two pair. One for huntin and one for scountin and one for Sunday go to meetin...
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:20 PM   #34
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Based on what I'm reading once the temps stay below 60 on average, the snakes stay in bermation.

Or do you hunt with them all season long?
Rattlesnakes have been out every month and one was crawling one morning with 34°F temperatures. Plenty have been killed in December.
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:30 PM   #35
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I don't wear mine hunting unless I'm sure of the wind. I'm not scared of snakes and watch where I walk. That said they are great for tracking through cactus.
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Old 11-22-2017, 06:36 PM   #36
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Anybody ever have a pair of snake boots actually stop a snake bite? Never owned any.

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Old 11-22-2017, 06:46 PM   #37
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Pretty much year round. With a pair of wool socks they are good to temps in the 20's. I hunt in the panhadle and we have killed rattle bugs on cold days in November or December. If we have snow or temps below 32 degrees for several days then i might switch out but if it warms up into 40s or 50s i am back in the snake boots
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:36 PM   #38
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Just about any leather boot will stop a snake bite.
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:15 PM   #39
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I wear mine all the time. I got laughed at when we were in Kansas for having them. 28 degrees to start the morning, mid 50’s for the high. Friend of mine almost got bit by a big copperhead when he knelt down to check the camera. I didn’t even know there snakes up there. Lol
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:55 PM   #40
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Same.....cactus, small mesquites, cedars etc etc. Plus they keep my legs warm so I can hunt in shorts..
Yep, same here. Year round, for many reasons.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:01 PM   #41
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I killed a 6'4" rattler last year in late December. It had been low 40's the week before. I'd be wearing them year round


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Years ago, in January, we moved my grandads 4x4 ground blind that was on a bluff. When we moved it, had to kill 10-12 Rattler’s that we’re kicking it underneath. Something for everyone to think about. Pretty sure they sunned on warm days and got out from under it.
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:40 PM   #42
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Anyone know how Chippewa snake boots run on sizing?


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Old 11-22-2017, 11:47 PM   #43
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Pretty true. Bought mine at the Justin outlet in Justin Tx for $69. Bought my Danners for the same price at Cabellas.
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Old 11-23-2017, 12:14 AM   #44
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Based on what I'm reading once the temps stay below 60 on average, the snakes stay in bermation.

Or do you hunt with them all season long?
Sixty and below will slow them down, mostly. Some will still surface to sun during the shedding process. Remember the 2004 Christmas snow storm? Well the ranch I hunt just north of Raymondville killed over 30 in two days with snow on the ground, normally they kill 8-10 all year. Rattlesnakes in our warmer climates do not hibernate but go into a state of Burmation, a semi state of hibernation, which means they can be out sunning during the winter. The air temperature can be 35° but the ground surface temperature could be 75° on bright sunny days, just like the surface of your truck.

Your answer is, wear them year round.
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Old 11-23-2017, 12:29 AM   #45
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Last year on Christmas Day in south Texas I almost stepped on a rattlesnake and killed it in self defense to save my dog. I wear snake boots year round. Quick story.. 3 years ago I bought my first pair of snake boots and out then in at the gate, went to my feeder and my cousins bird dog jumped out the truck window to chase quail... Rattle and bam.. Snake bit under my feeder. I pretty much wear them all the way to and from the ranch now.
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Old 11-23-2017, 12:33 AM   #46
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:49 AM   #47
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I killed a big cottonmouth in Jan while wading a shallow swamp deer hunting. There was some ice on the water and the snake was pretty lethargic, but moving. Temp was maybe 40 degrees.
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Old 11-23-2017, 06:59 AM   #48
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Year round also
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:05 AM   #49
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Year round. I've got a warm pair and a leather pair for summer that aren't nearly as hot as my Rockys.


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Old 11-23-2017, 07:06 AM   #50
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I wear mine year round also. I’ve got a couple pair some used for off season and some used for hunting. I hunt in East Texas so its usually warm enough for snakes to be out and when it is cold they insulate pretty good I guess cause I find mine to keep me warm.
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