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Old 07-29-2017, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Snake boots. Are they required?

I just moved from Missouri and was wondering if snake boots really are needed in the LBJ Grasslands?

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Old 07-29-2017, 03:09 PM   #2
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No, but reassuring.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:14 PM   #3
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You're gonna die!!












Just kidding! Like trash2 said, no, but reassuring. I've hunted the grasslands for years and have never worn them. Never even considered it.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:22 PM   #4
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I don't even own any, never have. Never hunted LBJ, but I've hunted plenty of places with high rattler populations. On one quail hunt near Hebronville, four of us killed 16 from Saturday morning until 10:00 a.m. On Sunday. If I ever needed them, that was the trip. I always relied on seeing them before I was too close. As a kid, we hunted cottonmouths on the creeks and sloughs of East Texas. Came close three times, but never bitten. I think cottonmouths are twice as likely to bite as rattlers are, but that's just an opinion based on more than sixty years around snakes.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:22 PM   #5
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No, but reassuring.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:23 PM   #6
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I rarely wear my snake boots.
Mostly if we are cleaning up brush piles and stuff but not for the snake, for cactus and mesquite


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Old 07-29-2017, 03:24 PM   #7
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I rarely wear my snake boots.
Mostly if we are cleaning up brush piles and stuff but not for the snake, for cactus and mesquite


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Yepp, exactly when I wear them. I have killed 21 rattlesnakes since January and I just wear my snake boots in and around brush piles mainly. But as others said, they are reassuring.
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Old 07-29-2017, 03:26 PM   #8
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I've lived in Texas 31 years and never even owned a pair. Lol


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Old 07-29-2017, 03:33 PM   #9
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I don't know that they're really necessary anywhere. I know guys that hunt deep south Texas where there's big rattlesnakes all over and they wear tennis shoes. With that said, I wear mine pretty much every day from March until the first good hard freeze of winter.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:17 PM   #10
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I've never seen a live rattlesnake while hunting.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:21 PM   #11
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Down in South Texas we rarely walk around during the warm months without them (like 10 months out of the year). We've never had anyone get bitten on the lease but we have killed many many snakes. Its just a security thing I guess. If you get bitten down where we hunt you're at least an hour and a half from the nearest hospital.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:21 PM   #12
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Im pretty sure CROCS are required. Lol
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:35 PM   #13
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You don't need them. Unless you get bit.
But really depends what you are doing
3 pm in August filling a feeder probably not.
6 pm in Sept hunting dove by a tank with tall grass and cactus might be a good decision.
7 pm in Oct walking out after bow hunting might be a great decision

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Old 07-29-2017, 04:40 PM   #14
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You're calves are gonna sweat like a hooker in a church house. I'd almost rather get bitten...but not quite.
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:44 PM   #15
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No, but reassuring.


This. I grew up in the Rattlesnake Capital of Texas and never had more than work boots. We now wear snake boots everywhere when at the farm because there just no reason to chance it.
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:32 PM   #16
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Nope. Not even close
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Old 07-29-2017, 05:55 PM   #17
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I quit wearing my Chips, hate them. I now only wear some extra tall Justin Cowboy boots. They fit me better.
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:21 PM   #18
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I treat them as am insurance policy. Don't need them, but sure makes me feel better when on the brush.

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Old 07-29-2017, 06:46 PM   #19
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They're cheaper than a hospital bill!
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Old 07-29-2017, 06:46 PM   #20
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Never have used them and i hunt in deep south texas never even seen a rattlesnake while hunting or doing any work around the lease, ive seen more on the side of the road than hunting my entire life
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:43 PM   #21
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I have several pairs. I wear them not only because of snakes but because of other things that stick like cacti.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:08 PM   #22
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only if you do not mind getting bit by a rattlesnake and dying
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:08 PM   #23
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Never have used them and i hunt in deep south texas never even seen a rattlesnake while hunting or doing any work around the lease, ive seen more on the side of the road than hunting my entire life
Ha ha - it only takes once
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:10 PM   #24
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:16 PM   #25
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If if makes you feel better, sure why not. I grew up ranching in south Texas so I was conditioned to always look where I walk. Now that I am not living down there anymore I have found myself slipping and not paying attention like I used to. I did have a pair once and they were definitely hot so be careful and stay hydrated.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:32 PM   #26
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Cheap insurance
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:41 PM   #27
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Buy some.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:44 PM   #28
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How do you hunt? I put in a lot of miles in the woods for work every week. Never worn snake boots. They are too cumbersome. Are you just walking down a dirt road to your stand? If that's the case they're useless because you'll see any snake you encounter. Learn to identity areas that may hold rattlers and be cautious there. JMO


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Old 07-29-2017, 09:58 PM   #29
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I see this like wearing a fall prevention harness. Snake bit not likely to kill you but would not be fun and cost a boat load ($150,000 or maybe more). If you play in snake country you are smart to put on a pair, but then again I, unlike many of you guys, am not 9 feet tall and bullet proof.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:15 PM   #30
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Here is some good snake boot options.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=640409

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Old 07-29-2017, 11:48 PM   #31
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Been hunting the grasslands for 3 years really hard and spend alot of time scouting in the summer and have only seen 2 water moccasins and 3 water snakes. All at cotton wood lake. Was scouting about 3 weeks ago in shorts and tennis shoes. Thats just me though. I make my son wear snake boots. More because of thorns.
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:18 AM   #32
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:53 AM   #33
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I've been close to buying snake boots.

My 90 year old granddad that was born and raised in South Texas went after a rattler that was on his front porch with a broom two years ago. I don't know if I could look him in the eyes after buying a pair.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:03 AM   #34
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I've never worn them. My feet are too big and they don't make my size. I hunted for years out around the Possum Kingdom-Breckenridge area. I just kept my eye out for snakes. I saw plenty of them too. Just be careful.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:56 AM   #35
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I'll also add that I do like to toss them on trailing a deer. Not too concerned during daylight but I really do like them when tracking
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