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Old 11-07-2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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Ok guys I️ got a question for yall Im getting ready or considering buying a pair of good rubber boots. So my question is how much more effective are they for scent control vs regular boots and any suggestions for style? Going to cabelas and looking for ok warmth with focus on comfort. Thanks guys
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:22 AM   #2
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I wear rubber boots cause my snake boot have gas and everything else on them. I have not tried to see if there is a difference. I will say if you get a rubber boot, have one with the calf strap. It makes a difference if muddy, trust me.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:24 AM   #3
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I wear rubber boots cause my snake boot have gas and everything else on them. I have not tried to see if there is a difference. I will say if you get a rubber boot, have one with the calf strap. It makes a difference if muddy, trust me.
I wear them when it has recently rained. I recommend the strap on the calf as well. It makes it 10X's easier to walk through the muddy areas!
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:26 AM   #4
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I’ve got a pair of uninsulated Irish setters and they are very comfortable boot and where them a majority of the time. I would recommend them for sure!
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:39 AM   #5
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What’s y’all thought on scent control
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:15 AM   #6
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Whats yall thought on scent control
I would say, without a doubt, that rubber boots are better for scent control.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:41 AM   #7
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I would say, without a doubt, that rubber boots are better for scent control.
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:48 AM   #8
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I wear the lacrosse rubber boot in the Grange style. I like then because they are light and really stay on your feet well when getting into some thick mud. Probably not the best boot for warmth though
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:00 PM   #9
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Rubber boots will NOT keep your feet warm!! Doesn't matter how much insulation or your socks
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:09 PM   #10
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Imo there is no advantage to them for scent control. They are good as a mud boot and nothing more.

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Old 11-07-2017, 01:04 PM   #11
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Imo there is no advantage to them for scent control. They are good as a mud boot and nothing more.

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I do not agree with this at all. Years of experience has shown me quite the opposite. I hunted out west and even in the Rockies and have had much better control of ground scent wearing rubber boots as opposed to fabric or leather boots. Most of the time out west, mud was not a consideration at all...

Having said all that, I think what is more important is WHATEVER boots/shoes you decide to wear ONLY WEAR THEM WHEN YOU ARE ACTUALLY HUNTING... Do NOT wear them around camp, getting in/out of your vehicle, etc... The soles of any footwear will absorb the scent of whatever you happen to step on/in... When I'm bowhunting especially, I change shoes/boots when I get out of the truck to go hunt and change back to my street shoes/boots when I return to the truck at the end of the hunt... IF you do that, then boots other than rubber boots work OK... still not as good as a rubber boot for scent control however.... IMHO, but then opinions are just like a-holes, everbody's got one...
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:05 PM   #12
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:10 PM   #13
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Oh yea, I wear LaCrosse Snake boots (rubber) when hunting during warm weather, and the LaCrosse alpha burley (uninsulated) when it's colder...
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:38 PM   #14
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I wear the ones you but at Wal Mart.
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They're in my price range.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:38 PM   #15
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agreed with Saltwater.

Countless times deer have crossed and even walked my trail while I had rubber boots on. Two weeks ago a little 8 walked right under me and used the same trail as I did. He layed down not 20 yards from the tree.

I wear lacrosse grange


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Old 11-07-2017, 01:53 PM   #16
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Great info guys I️ appreciate the feedback
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:55 PM   #17
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Last night I️ went straight to the food plot from work to change a camera out at ten til a group of hogs came out and as soon as they hit my path in they broke and run. This is what has peaked my interest
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:07 PM   #18
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I have always heard that rubber boots work great for scent control; that being said I have had equally as good of hunts when I do not wear them. While I usually always wear my rubber boots it is usually more so that my feet stay warm/dry, but it is always nice to have the whole "scent control" theory in the back of my mind as well!
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:08 PM   #19
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Muck Boots
IMO rubber does not absorb/hold sent like leather or cloth.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #20
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Alpha Burly... stop shopping, just buy them
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #21
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be sure to tuck your pant leg in your rubbers when hunting.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:19 PM   #22
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I have two pairs of snake boots. One pair is to work in. The other pair is strictly for hunting. They stay in my scent free tote with my clothes.
I tried several brands of rubber boots. They all chewed my ankles up.
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:25 PM   #23
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i do not agree with this at all. Years of experience has shown me quite the opposite. I hunted out west and even in the rockies and have had much better control of ground scent wearing rubber boots as opposed to fabric or leather boots. Most of the time out west, mud was not a consideration at all...

Having said all that, i think what is more important is whatever boots/shoes you decide to wear only wear them when you are actually hunting... Do not wear them around camp, getting in/out of your vehicle, etc... The soles of any footwear will absorb the scent of whatever you happen to step on/in... When i'm bowhunting especially, i change shoes/boots when i get out of the truck to go hunt and change back to my street shoes/boots when i return to the truck at the end of the hunt... If you do that, then boots other than rubber boots work ok... Still not as good as a rubber boot for scent control however.... Imho, but then opinions are just like a-holes, everbody's got one... :d


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Old 11-07-2017, 04:01 PM   #24
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Lacrosse Grange... uninsured and good to about 45 degrees or so with good Sox. Lagrange Burly after that.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:03 PM   #25
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^^^^ oops I meant uninsulated.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:12 PM   #26
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I don't think that rubber vs non-rubber boots are better for scent control, but its when you wear them....or really when you don't wear them. Get a pair of boots that you only wear hunting like stated before. Not at the house or around camp....I have a pair like that and they happen to be rubber boots. They can keep you warm and dry, something you want for hunting. I guess it depends on where you hunt and how cold it gets. And they probably won't be as expensive as a dedicated pair of warm and waterproof regular boots....but maybe not after looking at rubber boot prices...I have some cheap ones that work fine, but not insulated...

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Old 11-07-2017, 04:18 PM   #27
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Rubber boots will NOT keep your feet warm!! Doesn't matter how much insulation or your socks
Anyone care to expand on this/attest to this? I was thinking about getting a pair or rubber boots in the 800g-1200g insulation range for those colder, wetter mornings. Should I go another route? The scent control intrigues me, but I want these to be on the warmer side.
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:34 PM   #28
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Rubber boots will NOT keep your feet warm!! Doesn't matter how much insulation or your socks
I've got a pair of lacrosse with steeltoes. You want to talk about not keeping your feet warm
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:39 PM   #29
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MUCK boots are the only rubber boots I will wear.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:14 PM   #30
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Ok guys I️ got a question for yall Im getting ready or considering buying a pair of good rubber boots. So my question is how much more effective are they for scent control vs regular boots and any suggestions for style? Going to cabelas and looking for ok warmth with focus on comfort. Thanks guys
Knee high rubber boots are hot! Heat produces sweat! Sweat creates bacteria! Bacteria produces odor! Odor scares deer! Don't buy rubber boats unless you gotta cross a creek.

Everytime you take a step, poof! Stink comes out and lands on the ground and alerts deer and guess what? They go the other way.

Get a pair of light weight hiking boots that limits sweating, your legs and feet will thank you. Use cover scents on your boots to cover YOUR scent. You will have more deer following you to your stand
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:37 PM   #31
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Only wear mine when it's wet but I my Lacrosse are comfortable. If it's cold I wear insulated boots


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Old 11-07-2017, 09:44 PM   #32
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My Alpha Burley's with the 1200 gram Thinsulate keep my feet nice and toasty when the morning temps are in the teens... I used them on a late season elk hunt and the temps dropped to near zero and they did just fine. I did not do a lot of sitting, but for spot/stalk/still hunting in snow, they worked very well for me. Here in Texas, they only get worn on the coldest days.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:12 PM   #33
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I have seen several times that I wore regular boots to the stand that all kinds of critters take notice if they cut your trail. Deer, pigs, yotes etc
The boots I hunt in are not used for anything outside of hunting either

So I wear muck boots, they keep my feet warm enough in temps I hunt here

And all kinds of critters cross my path and never miss a step


So I will keep wearing them

Plain ol cheap rubber boots are only good for wearing out to feed or short periods. They will not keep your toes warm when it is 50deg
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:06 AM   #34
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You may try spraying scent killer on your soles right before you start walking to your stand. I keep a spray bottle in with my gear.
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:08 AM   #35
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Wow seems to be very mixed decisions. My current consensus is for for good comfortable hunting boots that are waterproof. Scent control is in the wearers control. Might buy one of those ozone bags? Any thoughts?
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Wow seems to be very mixed decisions. My current consensus is for for good comfortable hunting boots that are waterproof. Scent control is in the wearers control. Might buy one of those ozone bags? Any thoughts?
Excellent statement. Scent control is the wearers responsibility. I just know rubber boots stink, if I can smell them, dont you think deer can smell them?
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:09 PM   #37
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:29 PM   #38
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agreed with Saltwater.

Countless times deer have crossed and even walked my trail while I had rubber boots on. Two weeks ago a little 8 walked right under me and used the same trail as I did. He layed down not 20 yards from the tree.

I wear lacrosse grange

I have deer cross my path all the time and not bust me and it doesn't matter what I wear. Hogs used to bust me quite a bit with or without rubber boots so now I'm just real careful of my way into the stand.

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Last night I️ went straight to the food plot from work to change a camera out at ten til a group of hogs came out and as soon as they hit my path in they broke and run. This is what has peaked my interest
Like I said above, some hogs will bust you when they cross your trail with or without rubber boots. I've seen hogs bust my trail when wearing rubber boots that were also sprayed down with Scent killer 4 hours after I walked that trail. After similar things happening many, many times, I gave up on the idea that rubber boots help hide your scent trail. Someone on here had a thread going a week or so ago that said something that makes perfect sense. Animals pick up on ground disturbance more then your scent trail and rubber boots will disturb the ground just as much as any other boot.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:34 PM   #39
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As far as scent control, who knows? But for a day like today, there is not a better choice than ^^^
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:39 PM   #40
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I wear the lacrosse rubber boot in the Grange style. I like then because they are light and really stay on your feet well when getting into some thick mud. Probably not the best boot for warmth though
I went back to the Lacrosse Grange this season (got them last Christmas). I wore them for many years before I opted for snake boots. I think they make a huge difference with scent control. Of course, they are uninsulated and you can't wear them when temps get really low.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:17 PM   #41
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I have a pair of Lacrosse Alpha Burly, and a pair of Lacrosse Aerohead that I bought because I'm nostalgic for Mossy Oak Bottomland. I love them both. I don't know if the scent free argument is true or not, but rubber boots is all I've ever worn bowhunting and it's worked so far.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:40 PM   #42
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I have a pair of Lacrosse Alpha Burly, and a pair of Lacrosse Aerohead that I bought because I'm nostalgic for Mossy Oak Bottomland. I love them both. I don't know if the scent free argument is true or not, but rubber boots is all I've ever worn bowhunting and it's worked so far.
I saw lacrosse boots that looked like grange in mossy Oak bottom land once. I wonder if they were Aeroheads??? Do you recall where you bought yours?
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