Boots for Pronghorn Hunting

seattleman1969

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Kennetrek has put out a lot of new models since I bought mine, check their website. They now have a "Desert Guide" boot built on the Hardscrabble medium hiker without insulation and they also have a dedicated hiking boot. I use the standard Hardscrabble here in Montana all 4 seasons with gaiters in the snow. I don;t need any more insulation than it provides, providing Kenetrek fits you well. They aren't for some people
 

Pro2A

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As some of you know or may remember that I posted a tread on the elk forum about hunting boots and I about I a lot of replies (thanks so much for all the info). I unfortunately did not get a elk tag this year, but I am trying to get a WY pronghorn tag. My hunt (if I receive a tag) is thru a guide and by reading thru their website it says that they use UTVs. So my question is that should I still buy some expensive hunting boots (kenetreks) or should I just use my mucks for this hunt? Thanks for all info and knowledge! Have a great day!!
Hmmm.......if you are drawing for elk and pronghorn hunts, you are probably a hunter. Been there; done that guy. I'm guessing you probably haven't been hunting barefooted. Run with what brought you this far.
 

Blange

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As some of you know or may remember that I posted a tread on the elk forum about hunting boots and I about I a lot of replies (thanks so much for all the info). I unfortunately did not get a elk tag this year, but I am trying to get a WY pronghorn tag. My hunt (if I receive a tag) is thru a guide and by reading thru their website it says that they use UTVs. So my question is that should I still buy some expensive hunting boots (kenetreks) or should I just use my mucks for this hunt? Thanks for all info and knowledge! Have a great day!!
Where I hunt prounghorn there is cactus everywhere and I learnt on my first trip to not wear anything that has cordura or synthetic material on the outside. I ruined a good pair by the tiny little needles from the cactus. They work there way in and break when trying to remove. I now wear solid leather Redwings.
 

Rhino Hunter

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I'm very new to the site. I've just been sitting back gleaning information but I can jump in here. I'm 66 and have tried at least a half a dozen brand name boots over the years and just found the best fitting and most comfortable boots yet and they only set me back $97 from the Sortsmans Guide.

Welcome to this site! Your first post is helpful and sincere...thanks for that!
 

Len Backus

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It’s a wonder some of you guys can get up and dress yourself in the morning. Ummmmm- what boots should I wear to the mailbox?? I could buy some expensive dedicated “mailbox “ boots, or I could wear boots I mow the yard in. What say you and thanks for your wealth of knowledge on what boots I should wear.

Don't act like a jerk, please.
 

Ol' Red

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I have hunted speed goats for years and would say any good leather boot, that has ankle support. Just make sure they are broke in and comfortable.
 

RYEWSKY25284

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As some of you know or may remember that I posted a tread on the elk forum about hunting boots and I about I a lot of replies (thanks so much for all the info). I unfortunately did not get a elk tag this year, but I am trying to get a WY pronghorn tag. My hunt (if I receive a tag) is thru a guide and by reading thru their website it says that they use UTVs. So my question is that should I still buy some expensive hunting boots (kenetreks) or should I just use my mucks for this hunt? Thanks for all info and knowledge! Have a great day!!
I have had 2 pair of Danner's in 30 years. They are awesome and most of them are rebuildable through Danner's reconditioning program. I'm ready for pair #3

Get yourself a pair of Danner Pronghorns. Great versatile hunting boot.
 

jimss

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I've been antelope hunting in Wyo since I was a kid growing up. My preference...especially for antelope is mid height/weight hikers. I live in Colo and work year-round outdoors and have never seen the need for insulated boots. Mid weight hikers are a chunk lighter weight than tall boots and will be a little cooler. I hunt sheep and mtn goats as often as I can and a quality mid height/weight hiking boot has plenty of support for the roughest terrain.

Although it can be warm and even hot antelope hunting my preference is all leather boots. The fewer stitching the longer boots will last. Most boots with synthetics I've warn often come apart at the seams when wet. Depending upon what state you are hunting you may have lots of cactus. All leather will likely protect your feet from spines. Unfortunately all leather is a tad heavier weight than synthetics and may also not breath quite as well.

I know I may upset a few guys but I wore Kennetrek's one day and returned them. It felt like I was on stilts and super unstable with the thick, tall soles. I literally stumbled all over the place on steep, rocky hillsides. You will also find it nearly impossible to stalk quietly with stiff, tall, thick soled boots.

If you want the cream of the crop I'd look into Crispi's and possibly Lowa's. Crispi has a large selection of boots. If you do a search they usually get rave reviews. They aren't cheap but you usually get what you pay for. I don't skimp on footwear...it is that important to me! If you do a web search you can find older Crispi models that are currently around $100 off. I've also had good luck with several pairs of Lowas but have slowly switched over to Crispis.

I would recommend buying 1 size larger. That way you can trash the cheap insoles that come with the boot and also have the option of loosening the laces to add a little thicker socks for when it's cold. I also wear different thickness of socks with padding in the soles.
 

RugerHawg413

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I've been antelope hunting in Wyo since I was a kid growing up. My preference...especially for antelope is mid height/weight hikers. I live in Colo and work year-round outdoors and have never seen the need for insulated boots. Mid weight hikers are a chunk lighter weight than tall boots and will be a little cooler. I hunt sheep and mtn goats as often as I can and a quality mid height/weight hiking boot has plenty of support for the roughest terrain.

Although it can be warm and even hot antelope hunting my preference is all leather boots. The fewer stitching the longer boots will last. Most boots with synthetics I've warn often come apart at the seams when wet. Depending upon what state you are hunting you may have lots of cactus. All leather will likely protect your feet from spines. Unfortunately all leather is a tad heavier weight than synthetics and may also not breath quite as well.

I know I may upset a few guys but I wore Kennetrek's one day and returned them. It felt like I was on stilts and super unstable with the thick, tall soles. I literally stumbled all over the place on steep, rocky hillsides. You will also find it nearly impossible to stalk quietly with stiff, tall, thick soled boots.

If you want the cream of the crop I'd look into Crispi's and possibly Lowa's. Crispi has a large selection of boots. If you do a search they usually get rave reviews. They aren't cheap but you usually get what you pay for. I don't skimp on footwear...it is that important to me! If you do a web search you can find older Crispi models that are currently around $100 off. I've also had good luck with several pairs of Lowas but have slowly switched over to Crispis.

I would recommend buying 1 size larger. That way you can trash the cheap insoles that come with the boot and also have the option of loosening the laces to add a little thicker socks for when it's cold. I also wear different thickness of socks with padding in the soles.
Thanks for much all the info and wisdom! Which Crispi's do you recommend? Thanks again!
 

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