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Old 10-18-2020, 04:49 AM   #1
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I’m hunting in a area covered in briars. I mean there is some nasty thick 2-3’ tall stuff. The thorns are catching and ripping my pants as I walk through. So what type of camo pants do y’all use to be able to pass through the thick stuff without being tackled?
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Old 10-18-2020, 05:59 AM   #2
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Get some snake chaps.

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Old 10-18-2020, 05:59 AM   #3
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Upland bird hunting pants do fine.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:07 AM   #4
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Carhart or starched jeans
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:02 AM   #5
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Short pants.

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Old 10-18-2020, 08:32 AM   #6
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Carhartt overalls with the double knee, thigh material.
Made for construction my preferred garb for going through cut overs


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Old 10-18-2020, 08:34 AM   #7
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Firstlite Sawbuck Brush Pants. If you want the extra protection, get the bramble gaiters to go with it.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:20 AM   #8
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Snake chaps would work. But I was kind a hoping to be able to have just a pair of pants without the extra layer
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:21 AM   #9
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Carhartt overalls with the double knee, thigh material.
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I’ll have to check that out. I wonder if they make it in camo.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:25 AM   #10
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Snake chaps are good. They are camo, and cheap. Easy to take off/put on if you don’t need them. That’s what I use in south Texas.
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:29 AM   #11
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I've gone thru some pretty thick stuff in upland bird pants with no issues.

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Old 10-18-2020, 10:18 AM   #12
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Carhartts will be loud, you need something softer for the briars and they will get torn.
Deer should have some trails through it.

Burn it this coming spring. It will knock down the thickness and make the leaves even more desirable for the deer to eat by next fall.
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:04 AM   #13
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I’ll have to check that out. I wonder if they make it in camo.

I’ve never seen them in camo. Mine are their rusty color and protect my thighs, which is what I need in tall stuff. They are not quiet as mentioned, makes me go slow. Camo jacket and never had any problems, any additional problems I should say. I always have “opportunities to learn”
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:31 AM   #14
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The idea of snake boots, I would think, would be one of the best ideas. We have or had a lot of briars where we live now and where I grew up, there were a lot of briars. Growing up, we used to wade through some thick briars, when hunting, those things will tear you ankles up and your legs. The ones that are solidly planted on either end are the ones that really dig into the front sides of your ankles. When we would go through briars, we would just be wearing blue jeans or shorts and shoes. We would get torn up pretty good, but did not care, we were hunting.
The snake boots sound like the best idea to me. That and or making up some boots, with a sharp blade on the front side, to cut through those things, so you are not getting tripped regularly and cut up.
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:42 PM   #15
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I think what you are referring to is "The Wait-a-minute vine". They are always grabbing at ya to wait a minute.



Just watch for snakes Shaun. Rodents like them briars. And sneaky predators will be like-n the rodents.
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:50 PM   #16
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I think what you are referring to is "The Wait-a-minute vine". They are always grabbing at ya to wait a minute.



Just watch for snakes Shaun. Rodents like them briars. And sneaky predators will be like-n the rodents.
Yep, aka catclaw!
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:10 PM   #17
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Here in East Texas, we have wild blackberry vines and those things will get in patches and grow 6-8 feet tall... They will flat eat you up!! They have the cat claw shape to the thorns, but will shed them leaving them sticking in your skin and the points are very skinny and sharp and break off very easily... Hate those suckers!!
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