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boots and rain gear for Newfoundland moose hunt

Heading to Newfoundland sept. 2014 with my son and want some advice on what boots and rain gear to get. This is our first trip and we have been trying to go there for 15 years.

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I spent 10 days on a bear

I spent 10 days on a bear hunt a couple of years ago in British Colombia and lived in my rain gear for half of it. The best that I can say is to not to skimp on quality. I had some Cabela's packable rain gear that I used and it perforem just the way it should, it kept me dry in the constant drizzle during half the hunt and in a pooring rain on the 23 mile ride out of the back country on the last day. They don't sell the style that have but it cost around $300 for both the top jacket and bottom paints around 7 years ago but it is still going strong whenever I need it.

Boots are the same thing. I purchased a pair of Cabela's Meindl water proof boots and was quite satisfied with them. The only time that my feet got wet was when the horse that I was riding found the deep spot in a river that we were crossing and tried to dunk me. Here again they are not cheap but they are well worth the price. I plan to use them for hunting for atleast the next 10 years. What I would do is to contact the outfitting service that you are going to use and see what they recommend. If they are hunting in a lot of water or swampy country they may tell you to get some knee high or rubber boots or even some hip waders.

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Thanks for the information......TIM

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Myself and another forum member are going to Newfoundland for a moose hunt in 2015. I don't know what boot he's going with but given that Newfoundland is a swampy bog I've opted, after much research, for Muck Boots. I just need to make a run up to Cabela's and try on a few pair. There are lots of boots out there but the Muck brand seemed to have the best reviews related to quality, effectiveness, and task performance of all the major brands. As for rain clothing, I too have a Cabela's packable jacket and pants combo. It's Gore Tex, which is a great water barrier I think that I have used for years in other clothing. I bought it specifically with this hunt in mind but it resides in my hunting pack now and also makes a great rear bag, when packed, for long range shooting and is lighter than my sock filled with rice. Thus I get two uses out of one item and save on weight for those arduous back country jaunts. Good luck on your adventure! Biker

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Biker RN,

Hunted the week of the 5th oct, mostly warm weather frost 2 days but upper60s. Muck boots should be the ticket, I had tall 800 gr lacrosse, they worked fine but a little heavy. The guides had skinny dunlop green boots that were light,with some kind of foot liners that soaked up all the moisture. (lighter boots for me would have been better)They made fun of the 'sasquatch' tracks my 12s left. I had the cabellas packable , it worked fine, buddy had the sika it was quieter. We were in the nw upper peninsula. You need a walking stick, boot size puddles were sometimes 3" deep sometimes 5' deep, I used a Jim Shockey Primos trigger stick gen2 tripod as a walking stick , worked fine and held up the whole hunt, I'm 6'4" 220lbs. Used it to shoot a caribou , but the moose snuck in behind and had running shot on it. Hope that was some help

Chris

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walkin wrote:

Biker RN,

Hunted the week of the 5th oct, mostly warm weather frost 2 days but upper60s. Muck boots should be the ticket, I had tall 800 gr lacrosse, they worked fine but a little heavy. The guides had skinny dunlop green boots that were light,with some kind of foot liners that soaked up all the moisture. (lighter boots for me would have been better)They made fun of the 'sasquatch' tracks my 12s left. I had the cabellas packable , it worked fine, buddy had the sika it was quieter. We were in the nw upper peninsula. You need a walking stick, boot size puddles were sometimes 3" deep sometimes 5' deep, I used a Jim Shockey Primos trigger stick gen2 tripod as a walking stick , worked fine and held up the whole hunt, I'm 6'4" 220lbs. Used it to shoot a caribou , but the moose snuck in behind and had running shot on it. Hope that was some help

Chris

 

Chris,

Great looking moose. 

Thank you for the feedback as it does a lot to help confirm my gear choices. My time for hunting Newfie moose is getting closer and closer and I'm getting anxious.

Less than a year now! 

 

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rain gear comparsion

This might help you with some of the rain gear.The boots I have are Muck never had a reason to change and they have been in some pretty rough places.

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