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xmodel94xmodel94 Posts: 3 Greenhorn
 Looking for recommendations on what type of clothing and foot wear should I be looking at.
  Do I need to use permithrin on my hunting clothing? Some people may think this is a stupid question but do I need snake bite proof boots?
  I would mostly be hunting in the northern half of the state.
  Thanks for any recommendations


  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 12,237 AG
    I hunt the Northern part of the State.
    Muck boots, Hand me down BDU's.
    Been working for 35 years.
    I ain't pretty but I sure kill a boatload of stuff.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • coolcowcoolcow Posts: 50 Deckhand
    You can get a leafy suit on amazon for ~$30. Good starting point and you can wear them over anything throughout the year. You can spend as much money as you want on camo, but you don't need to go crazy. I like the thin polyester type shirts with a hood and kangaroo pocket for archery season when its hot. I bought a nice camo jacket I can layer under for the colder months. Go with any camo pattern that matches the colors where/when you hunt.

    I'd spend more on footwear. Between work and hunting, I feel exposed without snake boots. There aren't many stores that carry enough to try some on, but I'd try to get into some light comfortable boots because a blister a few miles from the truck is a terrible thing. I wear the Lacrosse Alpha Agility. They fit me well. Your results may vary. I had some cheaper Rocky lace-ups before and they eventually leaked through the zipper. And the bottoms fell off. If you plan on walking through water more than calf or knee-deep, wear some running shoes or something that will drain.

    Yes on permetherin. It's pretty cheap and works. Thermacell too. I keep a deet wipe in my bag as a backup.
  • ivnivn Posts: 308 Deckhand
    +1 on the $25 leafy oversuit off Amazon.  Add a mesh hood/facemask and some mesh gloves and be ready. 

    It is effective and covers well.  I'm wearing blue jeans and a long sleeve tie dye t-shirt under mine in this pic -

  • James243James243 Posts: 882 Officer
    In my opinion camo isn’t as important as being still. I don’t wear snake boots, but I also can’t recommend against wearing them if you are concerned.  Permethrin is awesome for keeping ticks, red bugs, and to a degree mosquitoes off. 
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 12,237 AG
    First thing a friend of mine said when he got back to Camp.
    I got to get out of these Snake Boots their too dang hot...
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 2,325 Captain
    I never found a snake boot that was comfortable. I wear muck field blazers, with a snake chap over them. When I’m deep water, crocs and snake chaps…. Permethrin definitely works.
  • swampdogswampdog Posts: 5,685 Admiral
    My current pair of snake chaps are going on fifteen years of hard use. I buy comfortable boots and wear the chaps unless it’s pretty cold out. 
  • Big MakBig Mak Posts: 6,464 Admiral
    edited March 16 #10
    To a large extent, camo is for people that can't sit still. Having said that, it's obvious you shouldn't be sitting in the open wearing fluorescent orange while turkey hunting either.  Permethrin use is wise, as is a thermacell.

    Boots are debatable except I would highly recommend buying something comfortable and practical. If they become cumbersome in any way you'll end up leaving them in the closet. I have only owned 1 pair of snake boots and that was about 35 years ago. I wear low cut shoes that drain when I'm hunting in water. I pretty much expect to get wet feet when I'm hunting in south FL. Whatever you do, do it for comfort. 

  • ivnivn Posts: 308 Deckhand
    Pinman said:
    Is it easy to pee out of?

    Yup, just elastic waist/draw string on the pants, no buttons etc to fumble with. 

  • meateatermeateater Posts: 1,444 Officer
    Xmodel94                        ddbigrack69 is looking for tips on beaver hunting and fur removal.
  • NuthinTooFancyNuthinTooFancy Posts: 38 Deckhand
    Where I hunt in south FL I have found that Xtratuff deck boots work well during the dry season. They are pretty much just low cut muck boots. During the wet season, the only thing that will keep you dry is a boat. I just skip the shoes.
  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 2,325 Captain
    meateater said:
    Xmodel94                        ddbigrack69 is looking for tips on beaver hunting and fur removal.
    I am specialist in both!..👍
  • Crkr23Crkr23 Posts: 873 Officer
    meateater said:
     twenties    it dont matter          thirties and forties   try and buy everything you see or hear about    snake boots    scent lock hunting clothes  special boot socks     even scent killer underwear                                   get into your fifties and its all about comfort.    i was bitten by a very large rattlesnake 21 years ago this month  not a dry bite   full invenamation and in the second worse spot you can think of. i was squatting one morning letting nature take its course after a night of 7/11 burritos and a 12 pack of silver bullets and you guessed it     bit me right on my ball bag. but after 13 horrible and extremley painful days and nights the snake finally died.  
    OMG, you will be on a couple of members bucket list for letting that snake die.
  • Big MakBig Mak Posts: 6,464 Admiral
    ivn said:
    Pinman said:
    Is it easy to pee out of?

    Yup, just elastic waist/draw string on the pants, no buttons etc to fumble with. 

    Yup... but,  before I hit 40 I would just flip it over the top of my waders while duck hunting and all was well in the world. Now that 40 is a long ways back in the rear view mirror I prefer the zipper model waders 'cause I can't reach the top no mo'.
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 8,735 Admiral
    What Turner River started with.......on the spot.

    Keep in mind that ALL the magazines print articles about what you "need" because they get paid by the people who sell what you "need"........


    Snake boots......if you can find truly comfortable ones then okay.......reread what Big Mac said.

    Finally....thrift stores......go there for all the stuff that goes under whatever is on top.....and sometimes too what goes on top as whoever mentioned BDUs is on track.......and be STILL!

    Keep in mind that the deer can not see the $1 alpaca wool sweater you have on under whatever......and neither can the guys who paid big $ for some fancy thermals or Heat Gear of whatever. And wool.......especially a fine and comfortable one like alpaca is as good as it gets when it comes to keeping warm.

    And then take the money you save and fund that IRA......!!
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