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    Anyone wear leather boots bowhunting

    I always wear rubber boots when bowhunting dose anyone wear leather boots? I got a new pair of danner pronghorns last x-mas i never worn they been in my rubbermaid box with my rubber boots and i thinking about wearing them to the stand this season they would be more comfortable and easier to climb in then my rubber boots. Do you think a brand new pair of leather boots kept scentfree would work as well as a pair of rubber boots?
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    Clean them thoroughly with scent free detergent. Let them dry part way outdoors. Then spray with scent killer spray. Let fully dry outdoors and then put them in a rubber tote. Spray them down again before entering your hunting area. This is what I do with my Irish Setter boots. I have never had a deer spook crossing my path. I also wear scent pads with doe urine on them or some deer dander.

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    I only wear leather boots. I have one bad ankle and rubber boots just kill me so I have to wear leather for the ankle support. Never noticed a difference between rubber and leather. I always make sure to avoid crossing deer trails with either boot as much as possible.

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    I used to wear tennis shoes in early season. I washed them in sports wash, dried them in the sun, and packed them away in a storage tub with pine and cedar boughs. I watched a deer cross my path with nose to the ground and never showed any sign of having smelled me right before I arrowed him.

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    Leather boots are great for hunting. See my Pheebs Boot. Very comfortable and practical for hunting. By the way, what do u guys think about it?

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    I started bowhunting in 1969 and everybody wore leather boots during this time( or at least the ones in my hunting circle)There was no scent killer,or many of the products on the market today. I killed a lot of deer with a recurve and leather boots and no scent killer.

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    Hunt where I hunt and wear your rubber boots and lets take a look at your feet at the end of the day.
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    in the early season i wear leather boots because my feet get so hot with my insulated rubber boots

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    My favorite footwear is Minitonca knee high Moccasins. Only good when the weather is nice and dry. Never been winded. Love hunting in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt_elkhunter View Post
    Hunt where I hunt and wear your rubber boots and lets take a look at your feet at the end of the day.
    What boots are you wearing in the moutains? How long do they last?

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    When I first started hunting I wore leather all the time, with out any problem. As a matter of fact I prefer leather. But now I hunt a big swamp and leather just won't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATHEWS2005 View Post
    I always wear rubber boots when bowhunting dose anyone wear leather boots? I got a new pair of danner pronghorns last x-mas i never worn they been in my rubbermaid box with my rubber boots and i thinking about wearing them to the stand this season they would be more comfortable and easier to climb in then my rubber boots. Do you think a brand new pair of leather boots kept scentfree would work as well as a pair of rubber boots?

    they will be just ok as long as you wear them for hunting only. but i prefer to wear rubber boots for whitetail hunting.

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    Sometimes I do.
    You have to understand that rubber leaves an odor also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mt_elkhunter View Post
    Hunt where I hunt and wear your rubber boots and lets take a look at your feet at the end of the day.
    come on bud, not all of us have to hike 3000 feet and go 12 miles to hunt a deer or elk down.

    yes i agree, i would never wear rubber boots for a Montana hunt, but for Iowa whitetail hunting they are great to use. most of us hunt small places, 100 acres or less and being carefull of scent is extremely important. so rubber boots are a great option.

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    I wear leather whenever possible since I hate the clammy feel I get from my LaCrosse boots. I only go to the rubber boots if I'm going to be crossing streams or swamps. Even when I have to wear rubber to get there, I sometimes schlep my leather Red Wings in so I don't have to sit in the sweaty and clammy rubber ones.

    Never noticed a difference regarding a scent trail between leather and rubber.

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    I have always wore leather boots without a proplem I HATE rubber boots.

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    I got a pair of Redwings for work and a pair for hunting best boot IMO
    I'd rather die on my feet then live on my knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccc2010 View Post
    Leather boots are great for hunting. See my Pheebs Boot. Very comfortable and practical for hunting. By the way, what do u guys think about it?
    This is the first I've heard of them. From the picture in the link they appear to be flat soled with a tall heel, not something I'd want to hunt in. I prefer to have a conventional size heel with a good lug sole for traction. Sorry, others may like them, but these aren't for me.
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    But I'm habitate to wear those kinds of shoes.

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    Yes. Danner Acadia's
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    I wear my Danner Pronghorns all season with no issues. They are great boots and very comfortable. I walk through quite a bit of mud and over the ankle water in mine with no leaking or excessive ware on the leather. Only time I wear rubber boots is if I am going in the swamp. Best of luck!



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    I have never used rubber boots and have had zero problems getting the job done.
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    Danner here and no issues. Take them to the dry cleaners and they can put them in this ozone machine that they use to clean sports equipment with (helmets pads) come out with no scent at all then use whatever cover scent you wish
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    Danner Pronghorns for me. One pair is uninsulated, the other pair has 600 grams of Thinsulate.

    I have a pair of Lacrosse AlphaBurly Sports that have been collecting dust and cobwebs for 2 years now.....and they still smell like rubber! First year I wore them I got winded more times while sitting in a tree than I ever have before. PM if you want them. I'll make you a good deal and I'll even clean them up first.....
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    The only time I have ever worn rubber boots is to irrigate, and that was painful. Of course I wouldn't wear Danner Pronghorns either, I'd be better off wearing sandals. They have better traction and ankle support than the Pronghorns. After buying a pair, I cannot believe that they can consistently get that much money for them. Yes, I was a sucker..........but only once.
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