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Old 05-21-2020, 09:45 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knew of a study on venomous snake bites.
One that might show whether a product is actually snake bite proof and how it was determined.
I bought some leg gaiters that say snake bite proof but has no data.
I'm thinking about placing a balloon in them and having a rattle snake bite them, if i can find a snake.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:53 AM   #2
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I've done some testing. I was just wearing the stuff that got bit. Gaiters,chaps and boots. Work boots will stop a snakes fangs. They're just not as tall so a guy could run into problems.....I know first hand. I did run into a problem.LOL
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:29 AM   #3
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I was hit by a rattler a few years back. The chippawa snake boot stopped the fangs from going thru. Never go hunting without them.


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Old 05-21-2020, 12:27 PM   #4
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I've had my cheap ole snake boots from Academy tested A few times. But the snakes died from the experiences.

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Old 05-21-2020, 12:40 PM   #5
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I was hit by a rattler a few years back. The chippawa snake boot stopped the fangs from going thru. Never go hunting without them.


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Same.
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:04 PM   #6
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If they didnít work we would hear about it from the TBH BRETHREN


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Old 05-21-2020, 05:24 PM   #7
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Danner elk hunters will stop a couple hits from a 2 footer he sure did inject a lot of venom in that boot though
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:51 PM   #8
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Iím sure theyíll work.
I always just wore my cowboy boots while working the snake pits and got struck hundreds of times, never a penetration.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:01 PM   #9
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I wear Turtleskins gaiters and according to their website they have been tested against live rattlesnakes and cottonmouths. Who knows. I am encouraged by the fact that I can wade through prickly pear without getting stuck.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:11 PM   #10
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Iím sure theyíll work.
I always just wore my cowboy boots while working the snake pits and got struck hundreds of times, never a penetration.

I wear snake boots every time I hit the woods
Never been struck

Been struck once while wearing my everyday cowboy boots
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:15 PM   #11
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Red Wing work boots are snake proof. All you need is a good thick leathered boot.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:44 PM   #12
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I wear Turtleskins gaiters and according to their website they have been tested against live rattlesnakes and cottonmouths. Who knows. I am encouraged by the fact that I can wade through prickly pear without getting stuck.
What Iíd love to find is an actual video of a test on gaiters. I know they ainít biting through leather or the uppers on snake boots. I guess Iím going to do a test myself if I can catch a snake.

I know those turtle skins look impressive
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:20 PM   #13
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What Iíd love to find is an actual video of a test on gaiters. I know they ainít biting through leather or the uppers on snake boots. I guess Iím going to do a test myself if I can catch a snake.

I know those turtle skins look impressive
You're gonna get bit trying to catch the snake. Just assume that the gaiters or boots work as advertised and keep yourself from losing a thumb.
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Old 05-21-2020, 10:39 PM   #14
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Iím sure theyíll work.
I always just wore my cowboy boots while working the snake pits and got struck hundreds of times, never a penetration.
I ainít afraid of snakes but heck no!
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:58 AM   #15
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I got bit by a cottonmouth when I was 16...dang fang went straight thru my tennis shoe

got hit again when I was 30 by a Timber Rattler...fangs went straight thru a Lacross Grange rubber boot, maybe 4" from the top.

got hit two years later by a cottonmouth...those Gokey Bullhide snake boots broke his fangs!!!!!
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:15 AM   #16
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I got bit by a cottonmouth when I was 16...dang fang went straight thru my tennis shoe

got hit again when I was 30 by a Timber Rattler...fangs went straight thru a Lacross Grange rubber boot, maybe 4" from the top.

got hit two years later by a cottonmouth...those Gokey Bullhide snake boots broke his fangs!!!!!
Maybe you should stay out of the woods !
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:22 AM   #17
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I got bit by a cottonmouth when I was 16...dang fang went straight thru my tennis shoe



got hit again when I was 30 by a Timber Rattler...fangs went straight thru a Lacross Grange rubber boot, maybe 4" from the top.



got hit two years later by a cottonmouth...those Gokey Bullhide snake boots broke his fangs!!!!!


How big was the Timber? I always figured the Lacross rubber boots would stop the fangs.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:02 AM   #18
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Maybe you should stay out of the woods !


My thoughts exactly!!!!


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Old 05-22-2020, 12:31 PM   #19
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How big was the Timber? I always figured the Lacross rubber boots would stop the fangs.
Same
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:22 PM   #20
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Timber Rattler was five feet, my two hands lacked an inch of going around her middle. Hit the boot maybe 3-4" from the top.

stay out of the woods? Ran in the rivers and woods since I was eight or nine, 26 years as a GW, retired to run a couple of farms. In the woods all my life.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:01 PM   #21
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I asked one of the guys that works in the Gun show rattle snake exhibit and he said that a huge rattler can strike as high as waist high if he really wants to but they usually didnít strike more than half way up to your knee as a rule.


Sure miss those days of being able to hunt a lease for a nominal cost that didnít create greed and a feeling of despair if you didnít kill something!
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:34 PM   #22
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Timber Rattler was five feet, my two hands lacked an inch of going around her middle. Hit the boot maybe 3-4" from the top.

stay out of the woods? Ran in the rivers and woods since I was eight or nine, 26 years as a GW, retired to run a couple of farms. In the woods all my life.


That girth explains a lot!
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:09 PM   #23
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Timber Rattler was five feet, my two hands lacked an inch of going around her middle. Hit the boot maybe 3-4" from the top.

stay out of the woods? Ran in the rivers and woods since I was eight or nine, 26 years as a GW, retired to run a couple of farms. In the woods all my life.


I havenít ever had a run in with a timber rattler but a snake bigger around than a navel orange is hard for me to picture


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Old 05-22-2020, 09:25 PM   #24
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How big was the Timber? I always figured the Lacross rubber boots would stop the fangs.
Rubber boots stop nothing but water.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:44 PM   #25
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Never been hit, but I trust my Chips. I wear them all the time.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:52 PM   #26
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I guess I’ve got to get some new Chips after reading this

The thought of breaking them in makes my feet hurt

Anyone not scared of snakes have some 11’s broke in��
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:55 PM   #27
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I guess Iíve got to get some new Chips after reading this

The thought of breaking them in makes my feet hurt

Anyone not scared of snakes have some 11ís broke in��


My Chips took no break in..
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