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Re: Snowshoes for coyote hunting

Speedo,

Sorry, no pics. The shoes are in ID and I'm in UT.........

The ones that came with were impossible for me to use.

The ones I made are so simple I doubted there usability but they are fine.

I'll scrounge around and see if I can locate where I got the idea.
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    Re: Snowshoes for coyote hunting

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    Speedo,

    Sorry, no pics. The shoes are in ID and I'm in UT.........

    The ones that came with were impossible for me to use.

    The ones I made are so simple I doubted there usability but they are fine.

    I'll scrounge around and see if I can locate where I got the idea.
    Thanks, did you incorporate any kind of a claw or have you had any problem going up hills.

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    Gus,

    No claw, no problems......Snow is usually deep and powder. In crusted snow they gripped pretty well. However, they are still snowshoes.....
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    Re: Snowshoes for coyote hunting

    I use MSR Denali Evo Ascent with the 6" tails. They are light, maneuverable, and have serious gripping power on the crusty hills. I paid around $240 for the setup. I am 6'2" and weigh 215lbs. The shoes measure 28" long and I have no problem getting around in the powder.

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    Re: Snowshoes for coyote hunting

    I kind of feel like I led this thread on a tangent away from winmagman's original question. If you're going to be doing any distance in deep snow a pair of snowshoes will definetly make your life easier. Narrower 'shoes will be easier to walk in and if you are going back and forth on the same trail some kind of traction aids, like the ones shown on the MSRs are a real benefit if you have any hills to climb. The pics of the ones that JLK posted are some nice 'shoes with good flotation and he still made it through some timber but you do have to look ahead and plan your route, backing up in snowshoes ain't easy.

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    Re: Snowshoes for coyote hunting

    You definitely want something! Aluminums generally support much more weight as they have no lacing. The plus of these is they are light, manuverable and a small shoe will carry a much bigger person. As for the noise I can't speak to that as I am a traditional wood guy. I use a set of Bearpaws which are for slow walking in heavy cover..they let you pick your whole foot up and turn very easily. For open country I have a set of Alaskans that are at least 46" long with a upturned toe that helps it ride up on the powder when your taking a step.
    I am looking at picking up a pair of aluminums in the next year...Even if they do make noise it's easy to fix with some tape or moleskin.
    Good luck. Don't hunt winter without em.
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    Re: Snowshoes for coyote hunting

    Thanks guys.

    At least now I have a little better idea of what to look for in a shoe.

    Most of my hunting is in relatively flat to gently rolling farmland where I'm going from or through small tracts of timber (sub 50 acre) to creek bottoms or swamp edges. Since I'm 6'2" and pushing 230-240 lbs with all my gear and rifle I'd say floatation is a bit more of a concern than ease of getting through heavy brush.

    Although I have to admit any purchase is probably going to wait till next year, we're in the middle of 3 straight days of 35 to 45 degree days, snow is going fast.

    Thank again

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