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Location: WY
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Im trying to find a good set of hunting boots. Some that have good support and that are stiff enough for walking on steep mountain sides. My military boots arent cutting it. It feels like im going to tear right through the side of the boot? Any suggestions would be great...

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Location: Camp David MD
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Got a pair of Meindls from Cabellas like them so far,I will put them to a better test in about a month.

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Location: Pueblo Colorado
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Danners are good quality as well.

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There's lots of boots that are more than adequate, and military boots don't rate very highly in my book. I personally run Irish Setter Mountain Claws (I think). I like a 10-12" high boot with about 600 grams of Thinsulate Insulation. They aren't too warm or bulky for early season hunts, yet still keep me warm enough during later seasons. And my pair is pretty heavily used and is going into its third season without unreasonable wear and no maintenance on my part. I also like a good rubber armored toe area for rock protection

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Irish setters are awesome but if you're looking for a cheaper pair check out red head. I have a 200 gram and an 800 gram boot from them and they do the trick. My favorite pair is a 400 gram Irish setter however.

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I've got a pair of Irish Setter Elk Trackers and they are excellent cold weather boots. But, at 1000 grams of insulate they are to hot and a bit to heavy for my September Elk hunting. I'm hitting steep country when elk hunting and a lighter cooler boot which my Danner Ghost boot is fits the bill.

I do use my Elk Tracker quite a bit when predator hunting in Dec. thru March when the cold warrants it.

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I have the elk tracker in 400 grams. Best boot I have ever owned, have had the pair I am in now for 5 years. I used to grind up a pair a year with danners. I would use the tracker over any boot I have owned. For cold weather I have switched to 1200 gram Rockies and threw away the sorrels. This is a good hiking, steelhead fishing, duck blind in a cornfield... you get the picture.

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clearwaterB wrote:
I have the elk tracker in 400 grams. Best boot I have ever owned, have had the pair I am in now for 5 years. I used to grind up a pair a year with danners. I would use the tracker over any boot I have owned. For cold weather I have switched to 1200 gram Rockies and threw away the sorrels. This is a good hiking, steelhead fishing, duck blind in a cornfield... you get the picture.

The Elk Tracker in a 400 gram sounds great. Probably be my next boot, they are comfy and quality. Odd to hear your Danners haven't even held out a year. I beat the hell out my mine on last years hunt and always use it predator hunting or hiking unless it's cold enough for the Elk Trackers and their still going strong a year later. Will beat the hell out of em again this coming week.

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Gotta say we love our danners my wife and myself have them. We use out west as well as back here in wisconsin chasing whitetails. Use to have rockies but keep tearing soles lose. In one trip out west last year messed up two pair. just my opinion. Good luck!!

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I agree with SoCOKHntr, Danners are always my choice. Incredible support, lightweight, rugged soles, very durrable.

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I am with Ex, 600 gram Irish Setter Mountain Claw. The best boot I have ever had.

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